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Spittal Pond: The Boundless Beauty of Bermuda’s Largest Nature Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary
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Spittal Pond: The Boundless Beauty of Bermuda’s Largest Nature Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary

Look at any contemporary map of Bermuda and you can see that the Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is a reassuringly large green blob. That’s because it’s legally protected green space jointly owned by the Bermuda Government and the Bermuda National Trust. But this was not always so. In Euphemia Bell’s Beautiful Bermuda map of 1929, for example, Spencer’s Point, Spittal Pond, Spanish Rock and North’s Point are all marked (as indeed they are on today’s map), but they exist as…


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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,…


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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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How Buy Back Bermuda is Saving Our Wild Spaces and Scenic Places

Buy Back Bermuda is a partnership between two like-minded, registered charities, the Bermuda Audubon Society and the Bermuda National Trust who together set a mission to save our precious remaining land from development. Who is Part of Buy Back Bermuda's…


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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…