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A Calling at the Heart of the Humble Palm

A Calling at the Heart of the Humble Palm

Thousands of palm crosses are crafted each year for local Christian churches on Palm Sunday. But do you know where they come from? Every Palm Sunday, Christian congregations all over the world receive palm-leaf crosses, symbols of Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem and his subsequent crucifixion. The tradition is, of course, followed in Bermudas but with a special twist. At least 40 of our churches distribute to their congregations crosses made right here on the island. Crafted out of our…


Field Notes: The Bermudiana

The article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the May 1953 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. One of the few endemic plants of Bermuda is a plant of the Iris…


How to Attract Butterflies to your Garden

Bermuda has a variety of butterflies native to our island; here’s how you can attract them at all stages of their life cycle to your garden!   1. Bermuda Buckeye - Plantain With their delicate wings that seem like wings…


Field Notes: The Calla Lily

The Calla Lily of horticulturalists and the so-called Calla Lily of gardens is known botanically as Zantedeschia aethiopica. Originally this plant was named Calla aethiopica, later on its name was changed to Richardia Africana, but it was discovered by further…

Bermuda Beasts

How Long Does It Take for the Spiny Lobster to Reform Its Exoskeleton?

The first of September marks the start of lobster season in Bermuda, when it is legal to possess, hunt (so long as one has a permit) and consume the sweet meat of the spiny lobster. Between September 1st and March…


4 Gardens Every Nature Lover will Adore

Studies show that just 5 minutes spent in nature can help to improve your mood. Here are 5 gardens worth experiencing for the sake of mental health. 1. ArboretumIn polar opposition to Palm Grove is the 22-acre property known as…