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Spring in the Garden

In other countries spring denotes the end of snow and cold and the beginning of the growing season. But what about Bermuda? We never have snow and, as noted in earlier articles, our planting season starts during the fall and continues through the winter into April, May. Do we have a spring? Definitely, complete with signals—the first longtails returning to Bermuda to mate and breed are our harbingers of spring. They generally start to arrive in February and by March…


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The Life Plant

The life plant refuses to die if it is given even half a chance to live. Originally a native of the Dutch East Indies, it has journeyed far and found Bermuda an ideal spot in which to thrive. Along the…


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Bermuda Beasts: Tiger Sharks

The tiger shark is the fourth-largest shark - only beaten in size by the whale, basking and great white sharks - weighing in at 1300 pounds and reaching up to 15 feet in length. Of Bermuda's shark populations, perhaps the…


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10 Things You Should Know About Bermuda’s Geology

10 facts about Bermuda's geology you probably don't already know!   1. Volcanic Formation –Bermuda Wasn’t Always Where it Lies Today The American and European tectonic plates meet at a place in the Atlantic Ocean called the mid-Atlantic ridge. Here,…


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Bermuda Beasts: 7 Facts About Whistling Frogs

It might be hard to spot whistling frogs, but it isn't difficult to hear them! They are active at night and may be spotted hunting on walls or window panes. During the day they can be found in cool, shady…

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Field Notes: The Bermuda Easter Lily

One of the finest flowering plants ever to be introduced to Bermuda is the Easter Lily. As its name implies, Lilium longiflorum var. eximium is a true lily. Many plants, because they have a bulbous rootstock, are classified under the…