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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 had to say:What is the scientific name for Longtails?The proper name for a Longtail is White-tailed Tropicbird, Phaethon lepturus.When do the Longtails arrive in Bermuda?Longtails are Bermuda’s traditional harbingers of spring, returning to the island in late February or early…


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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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A Halo of Hope

Under the auspices of the Pew Environment Group, Bermuda leads the world in initiating an important marine reserve within the outer boundaries of our waters. Bermuda sits within a very special part of the world’s oceans, the Sargasso Sea. This…


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Spring Flowers

Taking a moment to savour Bermuda’s natural beauty...     I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet     Flowers...are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.  ~Ralph…


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Springtime Celebrations in Full Swing!

Spring is clearly on the way as the weather gets warmer and sunshine comes out to play and for that, we're ready to celebrate! Here are a few fun ways to spark some springtime celebrations of your own, none without…