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6 Things to Know Before You Visit Hungry Bay

Permission to visit Hungry Bay must be granted in advance of your visit, as it is located on the other side of a collection of private residences. The Hungry Bay nature reserve is protected as a Ramsar site, of which there are seven in Bermuda. This international designation recognises Hungry Bay as a very important wetlands habitat, especially recognising its role in the life cycle of waterfowl. Here are 6 things we think you should know about before planning your…


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Explore Seagrass Beds by Wading or Snorkeling

Seagrass beds are an ecosystem unique from coral reefs, but deserving of as much acclaim. They occupy inshore shallow waters, and act to trap marine sediments suspended in the water column, making our waters crystal clear. Their roots also stabilise…


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Field Notes: The Palmetto

Amongst the seventeen endemic plants of Bermuda, is one palm, Sabal bermudana, popularly known as the palmetto. This palm has undoubtedly figured in Bermuda literature as frequently as the native cedar. May writers have told of the various uses to…


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5 Dog Friendly Places to Take Your Pooch This Summer

When the Sea Venture was forced to land on Bemuda’s shores, it carried one hundred and fifty crew and settlers, and a dog. Despite storm winds buffeting the ship, all passengers made it safely to shore, including the dog. This…


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In the Garden: Summer

Come June, the royal poinciana’s blazing blossoms signal that summer has arrived in Bermuda. A favourite deciduous tree in many a Bermudian garden ever since it first arrived in the nineteenth century, the poinciana’s leafy parasol supplies refuge from the…

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Field Notes: The Canary or Cavendish Banana

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, the Banana and it habit of growth is a…