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All Ablaze

Travelling around beautiful Bermuda in the summer months is made all the more stunning by the flowering of our royal poinciana trees. In full bloom in June and July, the sight of these trees ablaze in red can be breathtaking. It’s no wonder the poinciana is also called flame tree or flamboyant. The species was previously placed in the genus Poinciana, named for Phillippe de Longvilliers de Poincy, the seventeenth-century governor of Saint Kitts, which is why, we suppose, it’s…


Home

Make your own light bulb terrarium string

This quirky decoration is sure to light up your living room, even though the bulbs don’t turn on anymore! Get out into the garden and bring some retro vibes into your home with this easy craft. Materials About 10 clear…


Pets

Paws, Claws, Feathers and Fur: Signs Your Dog is Overheating

Bermuda summers come with long sunny days spent eating watermelon and leaping in and out of the ocean. As the kites go up for Easter, and May 24th passes, temperatures rise as much as our excitement levels do in anticipation…


Garden

Make A Calabash Bird Feeder

Calabash trees are useful for more than just sitting in the shade underneath them to write poetry – the large, spherical fruits they grow can be made into bowls and cups when hollowed out and dried. Though you probably have…


Nature

Mysteries of the Sargasso Sea

Bermuda is the only land mass located inside the vast Sargasso Sea. Named for its abundance of Sargasso seaweed, which provides a habitat for small marine animals in the vast, clear blue, deep ocean desert, the Sargasso Sea is a…

Nature

Male and Female Trees

Did you know that plants can be male or female, just like animals can? That’s right, though it seems foreign to us, all plants reproduce sexually – by the fusion of gametes. Some plants, like a hibiscus, have both male…