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Make Your Own Bluebird Box!

Bermuda bluebirds have become almost completely dependent on man-made bluebird boxes to survive. There is some evidence to suggest that the birds seek out wooden nest boxes over natural sites, and with good reason: the plucky bluebird is often evicted from their nest by larger birds. The Eastern Bluebird, which has been native to Bermuda since the 1600s, is threatened by habitat loss, and forced competition with non-native, invasive species. The house sparrow, starling, and kiskadee, which were all introduced…


Nature

Is it a Butterfly or a Moth?

It’s easy to confuse moths and butterflies. In fact, insects in general are often overlooked members of the animal kingdom, and few people make it a priority to identify them the way they would a mammal. Many different varieties of…


Garden

Brighten Up Your Garden With This Easy To Grow Flower

Sunflowers are the perfect spring flower, and planting them is so easy! These happy flowers thrive in the hot Bermuda summers, and will soon be sprouting almost anywhere you throw a few seeds down. 1. Turn over your soil. Sunflowers…


Pets

Keeping Your Dog Cool This Summer

Our dogs adore us. It’s been proven that dogs feel love for us, and there’s no doubt that they are always excited to see us and greet us with a hero’s welcome, even when we’ve only gone to the garden…


Pets

Paws, Claws, Feathers and Fur: Exotic Pets

Keeping pets is a deeply rewarding experience that is undertaken for a myriad of reasons. For some, they want a protector, or an animal that can bring them benefit through the products they produce. Some just want an addition to…

Nature

Say Hello To Migratory Sharks With OCEARCH

The waters around Bermuda are teeming with sharks. We forget about them because they seldom travel within the reef line, but occasionally a few little ones will venture through. In July 2014, two snorkelers spotted a four foot long reef…