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Field Notes: Tamarisk
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Field Notes: Tamarisk

Bermuda is by no means devoid of green foliage, despite the loss of probably seventy per cent of the native Juniper. The subject of these notes, the Tamarisk (Tamarix Gallica), or as many people prefer to call it, the Spruce, is a very popular plant. It is a native of the Mediterranean region and it is especially suitable to Bermuda because it thrives along the seashore. A particularly fine hedge of this plant stretches from Government House in Pembroke to…


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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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Diary of a Bald Eagle Foodie 

Culinary Discoveries in the Bermudas where I live temporarily I’ve known I was different since I first learned to fly.  I never felt different—in fact I’ve tried most of my life to uphold the ideals of our august species— but…


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Signs of Hope for Bermuda’s Coral Reefs

Without our reefs, Bermuda could not exist, yet worldwide, coral reefs are in decline. Will Bermuda's meet the same fate? And what more can we do to protect them. Life on Bermuda’s reefs is bountiful. The major reef fish families…


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Field Notes: Whistling Pine

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the January 1953 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  During the last five years Bermudians have become almost as interested in the tree…

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Things that Go BUMP in the Night!

Nocturnal Creatures That Are Awake When You Are Not When the sun slowly falls into the sea and shadows descend across the earth, we find ourselves submerged in the land of the nocturnal. As we attempt to adjust our senses,…