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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 your own dishes already, the huge fruits can easily be made in to decorative and rustic bird feeders. Birds will love to perch on the large rim, and can pick out birdseed from inside. Learn how to make one of…


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…


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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…


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Living Home Decor

Bermuda’s landscape and ecosystem is beautiful, but why not bring some of that beauty inside your own home? By making a jarrarium, your own mini ecosystem in a jar, you can take a little slice of Bermuda’s habitat and display…


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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…

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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…