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Field Notes: The Paw Paw Tree

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the October 1952 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. A well-known plant found in most tropical and sub-tropical countries is the Papaw or Papaya, Carica papaya. It is a native of South America and is extensively cultivated in the tropical parts of the world for its edible fruit. These fruits somewhat resemble melons and are usually eaten in the same way. They vary…


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Coral Reefs 101: What to Know About Our Underwater Ecosystem

Coral is all around us! It serves as a water break so that our island isn’t pummelled with the full force of ocean waves. What’s more, it creates an enchanting underwater landscape that you can experience by snorkelling or SCUBA…


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Bermuda Beasts: Diamondback Terrapin

Sometimes known as a mangrove terrapin, you’ll find these little friendly creatures in land-locked brackish water ponds in Hamilton Parish. They are classified as a level 2 protected species and declared to be Vulnerable under the Protected Species Act. Find…


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6 Bermuda Beauties You Didn’t Know Were Endemic

Who knew Bermuda had its own subspecies of bream? Or garfish for that matter? Here are 6 animals found here and nowhere else.     1. White-Eyed Vireo Affectionately known as a Chick-of-the-Village in Bermuda, our white-eyed vireo is a…


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4 East End Hikes to Enjoy this Weekend

Looking to enjoy some time outdoors this weekend before Hurricane Teddy arrives? Choose one of these four East End hikes and we promise, you won't be disappointed.   1. Ferry Reach With some 63.66 acres of open space straddling the…

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Bermuda Beasts: Moon Jellyfish

Usually found bobbing in the bays of Bermuda in the summer months, this sneaky floating creature is a nuisance for swimmers and fisherman. Here are 5 facts about the Moon Jellyfish you might not know.   1. The range of…