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Field Notes: The Bermuda Easter Lily

One of the finest flowering plants ever to be introduced to Bermuda is the Easter Lily. As its name implies, Lilium longiflorum var. eximium is a true lily. Many plants, because they have a bulbous rootstock, are classified under the general term “lilies” for want of a better term, but the plant under discussion here can legally claim the name lily as its correct name. There is no finer spectacle than to see these lilies in full bloom when grown…


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Environmental Emergency: TRASH

Our lifestyles generally, the pollution we generate and the amount of waste we create through packaging or discarding items we no longer want, especially when they are not discarded properly, are damaging our island’s ecology and contributing to climate change.…


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Spring at Ferry Point Park

Rich in history, rambling and rugged in landscape, Bermuda's second largest park transports its visitors to remembrance of things past. With some 63.66 acres of open space straddling the western peninsula of St. George's Island, Ferry Point is one of…


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A Calling at the Heart of the Humble Palm

Thousands of palm crosses are crafted each year for local Christian churches on Palm Sunday. But do you know where they come from? Every Palm Sunday, Christian congregations all over the world receive palm-leaf crosses, symbols of Christ’s triumphant entry…


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7 Times Spittal Pond Shocked Bermudians

Spittal Pond has hosted its fair share of surprises over the years. Bermudians have been shocked by ecological, historical, and even visual events that keep Spittal Pond always in the hearts and minds of locals. Photo courtesy of Ashley Monster…

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LISTEN: A Walk on the Railway Trail

For most people living in Bermuda today, the name Tynes Bay conjures up the tall, cylindrical incinerator on Palmetto Road and the waste disposal facility. Essential though it is for disposing of much of our garbage, it does not seem…