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Please Report Sealed Containers Found On Shore

Please Report Sealed Containers Found On Shore

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is advising the public that “sealed containers of liquid” that are “found washed onto the shore should not be handled or opened.” A Government spokesperson said, “These containers may contain liquids that present a health and safety or environmental risk. A recent container... Read more of this article

Longtail Hatching Seen Live On New Webcam

Longtail Hatching Seen Live On New Webcam

Nonsuch Expeditions, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources teams said they are proud to announce the arrival of their latest ‘cam chick,’ a baby Longtail, also called a White tailed Tropicbird, which hatched during the afternoon of April 23rd. Below is a photo of the first time that the chick... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Greetings From Bermuda’ Art Mural

Video: ‘Greetings From Bermuda’ Art Mural

A new Bermuda-themed mural was unveiled on Church Street in Hamilton, and a video was released that shows a look behind the scenes. The mural, which has been painted on the side of the Dorchester building, was commissioned by the Green family. It evokes a vintage postcard, featuring Bermudian landmarks and symbols, such as a longtail, the Hamilton Princess... Read more of this article

Minister Congratulates Grow Eat Save Graduates

Minister Congratulates Grow Eat Save Graduates

Last week, the Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch addressed the graduates of the 5th Grow! Eat! $ave! programme. Grow! Eat! $ave! is an initiative of Nutrition Services of the Department of Health with the aim of encouraging the public to eat more vegetables, teach sustainable nutrition and at the same time save money. It is offered to the... Read more of this article

Photos: Bluebird Nesting Season Underway

Photos: Bluebird Nesting Season Underway

The Happy Bird Company has announced the first sighting of five bluebird eggs to start the nesting season, with hatching expected to commence within the next few days.A spokesperson said, “This unique bluebird box was designed and produced by university product design student Christian Chin-Gurret, who has added a novel feature by which the... Read more of this article

Final Lecture Of Eco Lunch & Learn Series

Final Lecture Of Eco Lunch & Learn Series

BEST and Bermuda College are inviting the public to their final lecture of their Eco Lunch & Learn Series in the North Hall at Bermuda College on Thursday, April 25th from 1.00pm to 2.00pm. A spokesperson said, “The community are invited to attend this last in their Eco series, on Thursday, April 25th from 1pm to 2pm, at Bermuda College,... Read more of this article

Mural Highlights Importance Of Healthy Oceans

Mural Highlights Importance Of Healthy Oceans

As part of Earth Day celebrations out here, the Bermuda Tourism Authority unveiled a Meredith Andrews mural designed to “teach the perils of ocean plastic and to serve as a reminder that a healthy Atlantic Ocean is essential to Bermuda’s tourism success.” The artwork is now available for the public to see at the new Hamilton Visitor Services... Read more of this article

Longtail Chick Expected To Hatch For Easter

Longtail Chick Expected To Hatch For Easter

After seven successful seasons running the CahowCam, the Nonsuch Expeditions Team is launching an additional TropicBird/LongTail Cam, and they said that a chick is expected to hatch just in time for Easter. Jean-Pierre Rouja, the Nonsuch Expeditions Team Leader, said: “This camera located in one of the artificial burrows above the stairs on the... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: National Trust Palm Sunday Walk

Photos/Video: National Trust Palm Sunday Walk

Large crowds of people turned out at the west end of the island for the Bermuda National Trust Palm Sunday Walk this afternoon [April 14]. The approximate five mile walk started from Cross Island in Dockyard with participants following a route to places that the public does not regularly get to explore that included some points of cultural and natural... Read more of this article

Over 300 Complete ‘Grow Eat Save’ Workshops

Over 300 Complete ‘Grow Eat Save’ Workshops

Over 300 residents have successfully completed the Grow, Eat, Save workshop since it was introduced by the Department of Health in March 2017. A Government spokesperson said, “His Excellency, Governor John Rankin and the Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim Wilson, JP, MP attended the Grow, Eat, Save workshop led by Chaplain Kevin Santucci. Over 300... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Lou-Seal’ Transported To USA For Care

Video: ‘Lou-Seal’ Transported To USA For Care

[Updated with video] Traveling via a donated charter flight, Lou-Seal — the gray seal rescued in Bermuda on March 19 — has arrived at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut where they plan to continue her rehabilitation, with the goal of releasing her in the colder waters of the northern Atlantic Ocean. “After receiving care from the... Read more of this article

Photos: Plant Exhibits At 2019 Ag Show

Photos: Plant Exhibits At 2019 Ag Show

The Botanical Gardens came alive this morning [April 11] as the 2019 Ag Show got underway, with people visiting in order to enjoy an array of exhibits and activities on hand at the event, including a number of plants on display. The three-day event will continue until this Saturday at the Botanical Gardens in Paget, and we will have additional coverage... Read more of this article

Stevenson: Over 200 Whales Identified So Far

Stevenson: Over 200 Whales Identified So Far

Speaking in advance of the screening of his documentary film “Secret Lives of the Humpbacks” tomorrow, whale researcher Andrew Stevenson said that this has been his best year for identifying individual whales, with well over 200 identified so far. Mr. Stevenson told Bernews, “Despite the inclement weather during the peak whale watching season,... Read more of this article