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Is it a Butterfly or a Moth?
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Is it a Butterfly or a Moth?

It’s easy to confuse moths and butterflies. In fact, insects in general are often overlooked members of the animal kingdom, and few people make it a priority to identify them the way they would a mammal. Many different varieties of moths and butterflies live and alight in Bermuda, and this handy guide will help you narrow down what’s fluttering around your garden. Butterflies • rest with their wings closed • are active during the day • have clubbed antennae Moths…


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Say Hello To Migratory Sharks With OCEARCH

The waters around Bermuda are teeming with sharks. We forget about them because they seldom travel within the reef line, but occasionally a few little ones will venture through. In July 2014, two snorkelers spotted a four foot long reef…


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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…


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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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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…