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Field Notes: The Canary or Cavendish Banana

Article first published in The Bermudian in September 1952. Visitors to Bermuda show a keen interest in the Banana. Probably more photographs are taken of this plant than of any other. To the resident of the tropical and sub-tropical countries, the Banana and it habit of growth is a familiar sight, but to the visitors from more northern climates the Banana plant creates a special kind of interest, because it is quite different in its habit of growth compared with…


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Claws, Paws, Feathers and Fur: 10 Cool Things about Turtles

Turtles have existed for longer than humans have. The first animals from the order Testudines have been around for at least 157 million years; much earlier than the first snakes and crocodilians. Turtles drifted in currents with and Liopleurodon and…


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Whale Watching in Bermuda

Spring is on its way and with it comes the migration of the Humpback Whales! The incredible Humpback Whales are now on their migration north to the Arctic's rich feeding grounds. This is the chance of a lifetime - to…


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The Bermuda Longtail: An Interview with Dr. David Wingate

Longtails have officially arrived back on the island for the warmer months, and we couldn't be happier that they're here. We spoke with Dr. David Wingate about the tropical bird, on which he is an expert, and here's what he…


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Ignoble Invasives

Gardeners and conservationists have been noticing a growing problem in Bermuda—the spread of the accidentally introduced invasive balloon vine (Cardiospermum grandiflorum) which is scrambling its insidious way across the island, from Wreck Road in Sandys to Paget Marsh, from Orange…

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Three Wonderful Winter Walks

Fort Scaur Park Forts still have their uses - for walks and picnics rather than for shooting canons or guns on disappearing carriages. Because they were built to protect the island from enemies, they sit atop hills and therefore have…