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Best Places to See Bermuda’s Geology: Crystal Caves
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Best Places to See Bermuda’s Geology: Crystal Caves

Bermuda is a natural haven for geologists and non-geologists alike, from the black volcanic rocks that punctuate the shoreline to the pink sand and boiler reefs at the surface of clear turquoise waters. In this series The Bermudian will investigate the best places to see Bermuda’s geology. The Crystal Caves were discovered in 1907 by two boys playing cricket. Their ball went missing down a crevice in the ground. Upon further examination, they found the hole opened into an enormous…


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A Guided Walk on Cooper’s Island

Clearwater Beach and Turtle Bay, part of Clearwater Beach Park, can be reached by motorised traffic (St David’s bus No 6). Once you reach the last car park opposite Turtle Bay, you will see the old gate that marked the…


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Field Notes: The Canary or Cavendish Banana

This article was first published in The Bermudian in September 1952. It appears here exactly as it did originally. Visitors to Bermuda show a keen interest in the Banana. Probably more photographs are taken of this plant than of any…


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Winter Blossoms

We have no bleak midwinter in Bermuda, at least not from a floral point of view. Agrippina rosebushes burst into crimson blossoms, and annuals fill our hanging baskets and borders with the vibrant colours of impatiens, petunias and phlox. However,…


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Field Notes: The Loquat

Governor Reid is associated with the introduction of many plant species to these islands. The Loquat is an example, for it is recorded that Governor Reid obtained planting material of the Loquat from Malta about the year 1850 and established…

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Edible Arrangements: Bermuda Flowers You Can Eat

Edible flowers add a beautiful aesthetic to any meal that makes them instantly Instagram worthy.   1. Nasturtium Both the leaves and petals of the nasturtium plant are packed with nutrition, containing high levels of vitamin C. This peppery flavour…