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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 summer’s heat. Also known as the flame of the forest or flame tree, its proper name is the Delonix regia. Less common is the smaller yellow poinciana, otherwise called pride of Barbados. Another tree offering spectacular floral displays in the…


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Tourist in Your Own Town: Warwick Parish

Who knew there was so much do to in Warwick Parish? For both visitors to the island and locals too, there's plenty of natural splendor to be found in Warwick - here are some of our favorites.   1. Astwood…


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Be a Good Neighbour: Hurricane Help

Helping each other in times of stress is not only neighbourly, but is also just the right thing to do. Hurricanes can cause pronounced damage to our little island, but they bring out the best in Bermuda’s community. Here are…


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Field Notes: The Papaw

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the October 1952 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. A well-known plant found in most tropical and sub-tropical countries is the Papaw or…


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Island House: A Venue Like No Other

There’s something about a venue that’s only accessible by water. It gives an instant feeling of exclusivity and privacy. The feeling at Island House is just that. Located on Long Island in the Great Sound, Island House boasts panoramic water…

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Bermuda Beasts: Blue Dragon Nudibranch

Even the name of this little high seas traveller inspires interest, and recalls fantastical tales of the mysterious Bermuda triangle. Far from the size of a folkloric dragon, the blue dragon (Glaucus atlanticus) is only about 3 centimetres long. However,…