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Photos: Lunar Eclipse Graces Bermuda Sky

Photos: Lunar Eclipse Graces Bermuda Sky

Sky gazers were treated to a relatively rare sight overnight, with a so-called “blood moon” – the result of a total lunar eclipse – gracing the sky. Occurring only twice this year, the eclipse takes its inventive name from the fact that the moon appears to take on a reddish hue as it passes through the Earth’s shadow, called... Read more of this article

“Unidentified” Spider Found In Sinky Bay Area

“Unidentified” Spider Found In Sinky Bay Area

[Updated] Yesterday [Oct 7] a Bernews reader emailed in a photo of a spider they found in the Sinky Bay area, questioning whether it could possibly be a black or brown widow spider. The Department of Environmental Protection were not able to confirm exactly what the spider was, as they need to be able to physically assess the spider to do so, and this... Read more of this article

Zoological Society’s Natural History Course

Zoological Society’s Natural History Course

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is hosting their 2014 Fall Natural History Course from October 2 to November 1, 2014. The course will see lectures take place on Thursdays from 6.15pm to 8.45pm, with field trips planned for Sundays. Thee fee for the entire course is $140 for BZS Members and $170 for non-members, with membership available at application,... Read more of this article

Aquarium Hall Renovations Get Underway

Aquarium Hall Renovations Get Underway

The Department of Conservation Services said they would like to advice the public that renovations are to begin at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] to replace the Aquarium Hall roof and undertake internal renovations. The Aquarium Hall will be closed from Monday 6th October and is expected to reopen of March 2015. A spokesperson said, “For... Read more of this article

Tynes Bay Facility Marks 20th Anniversary

Tynes Bay Facility Marks 20th Anniversary

The Tynes Bay Facility is marking their 20th anniversary, with five staff members —  Alfred Furbert, Cheryl Jones-Stanley, Colvin Manning, Stuart Matthews and Steven Robinson – who have served since the plant’s very inception being acknowledged. At the official opening ceremony, Minister of Public Works, Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said,... Read more of this article

Axis Capital Help Clean Up Historic Property

Axis Capital Help Clean Up Historic Property

The Bermuda National Trust’s historic home “Devondale” receives refurbishment support on Wednesday, September 17th, as a volunteer group from AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. spent the day at the Bermuda National Trust historic home Devondale in Smith’s Parish. While one team laboured clearing invasive plants and weeding flowerbeds another group were... Read more of this article

Waterspouts Seen Off The East End Today

Waterspouts Seen Off The East End Today

Waterspouts were seen in the east end earlier today [Sept 29], with a reader mailing in a photo saying that she say numerous waterspouts off St. David’s. The Bermuda Weather Service confirmed via social media that there were waterspouts off the east end today, and their forecast for today said, “Low pressure centered to the west of Bermuda... Read more of this article

New Recycle Bermuda Campaign Launches

New Recycle Bermuda Campaign Launches

The Sustainable Development Department, in partnership with the Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works, today [Sept 29] launched a new two-week Recycle Bermuda campaign. The value and importance of recycling to the island will be promoted from September 29 through October 11, 2014. A spokesperson said, “This Recycle Bermuda campaign... Read more of this article

Photo: Man On Bike With Parrots On Shoulder

Photo: Man On Bike With Parrots On Shoulder

“You never know what you are going to see when you are out birding,” said a post on the Bermuda Audubon Society’s Facebook page, which was accompanied by a photo of a man on a bike with a bird perched on both his shoulders. Bermuda Audubon Society President Andrew Dobson said he doesn’t know who the man is, and just passed him, and... Read more of this article

BSoA Set To Host Kokadomus Workshop

BSoA Set To Host Kokadomus Workshop

The Bermuda Society of Arts [BSoA] is getting set to host a Kokadomus making workshop with Omari Dill on September 27, 2014 from 12.30pm to 2.00pm. The entry fee for the workshop is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. All materials will be provided and participants will be able to bring home the two plants that they create. Ms. Dill is a graduate... Read more of this article