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Photos & Video: Botanical Society Plant Sale

Photos & Video: Botanical Society Plant Sale

The Bermuda Botanical Society held a fundraising plant sale today [Oct 12] at the Windybank Farm in Smiths Parish. All the proceeds of the event will be going to the scholarship fund.Many plants were sold as soon as the day got started with a selection available throughout the rest of the morning. The Bermuda Botanical Society objective is to encourage... Read more of this article

Photos: Marine Life In The Sargasso Sea

Photos: Marine Life In The Sargasso Sea

Nature photographer Shane Gross has an eye for sea creatures both great and small. The Canadian-born, Bahamas-based photojournalist returned from Greenpeace’s recent expedition into the Sargasso Sea with these stunning images of some of the myriad types of marine life which abound there. Mr. Gross was aboard the environmental group’s research... Read more of this article

Photos: Sub Aqua Club Hold Marine Clean Up

Photos: Sub Aqua Club Hold Marine Clean Up

Beach chairs, a motorcycle, tires, bottles and a laptop were among some of the items collected from the water as the Bermuda Sub Aqua Club held a marine clean up in the Harrington Sound area. A spokesperson said, “The cleanup was participated by 15 BSAC divers and 5 BSAC members working on the dock, which is a good turnout representing 25% of... Read more of this article

Photos: Port Royal Primary ‘Trash To Treasure’

Photos: Port Royal Primary ‘Trash To Treasure’

Port Royal Primary School students have demonstrated their artistic talents, scientific knowledge and environmental awareness by creating artwork and useful items out of objects that would normally be thrown away for their ‘Trash to Treasure Museum.’ A spokesperson said, “There is an old saying, ‘one man’s trash is another man’s... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Dead Whale Washes Ashore

Photos & Video: Dead Whale Washes Ashore

[Updated] A dead whale washed up in the Devonshire Dock area this morning [Jan 23], with Aquarium staff responding to the area and removing the whale. According to people at the scene, the whale was seen floating close by the dock this morning before it was retrieved from the waters; Aquarium staff then removed the whale, lifting it onto a boat. Further... Read more of this article

Photos: Signage Highlights Dockyard Plant Life

Photos: Signage Highlights Dockyard Plant Life

Dozens of new signs have gone up at Dockyard displaying the names of a variety of plants. The signs, which give the Latin and English names, were the idea of West End Development Corporation’s landscape staff who undertook the project as part of their ongoing training and education – as well as to help visitors who would ask them for help with the... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Farmer’s Market Opening Day

Photos & Video: Farmer’s Market Opening Day

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Farmer’s Market opened at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens today [Nov 17], with a wide variety of goods available for purchase, with the event offering local farmers, fishermen, gardeners and artisans a venue to sell produce, plants and locally-made crafts directly to residents and visitors. We will have additional information... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Bermuda National Trust FarmFest

Photos/Video: Bermuda National Trust FarmFest

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda National Trust [BNT] held their “FarmFest” event today [Oct 27] at Devondale in Devonshire, with the event offering entertainment and activities including refreshments, game stalls, arts and crafts and more. Bermuda National Trust President Alana Anderson previously said, “We’ll be hosting game stalls, a haunted... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Annual Sandcastle Competition

Photos & Video: Annual Sandcastle Competition

[Updated with photos] A turtle, Bermuda house, moongate, and mermaid were among the works of art that graced the sand of Horseshoe Bay Beach today [Sept 1] as the Bermuda Sandcastle competition was held, with participants showcasing their creativity on the popular Southampton beach. We will update as able with the results and a photo gallery, and in... Read more of this article

Video: Beekeeper Relocates Bees From City Tree

Video: Beekeeper Relocates Bees From City Tree

Beekeeper Spencer Field, of Passion Fields, tonight [July 19] captured a swarm of bees that had set up house in a tree outside of the Church of God Heritage Worship Centre on Dundonald Street East. Mr. Field explained that the bees would be moved to a hive in a location a couple of miles away and introduced to a new queen. The access hole in the tree... Read more of this article

Photos: Abandoned Boats Removed This Year

Photos: Abandoned Boats Removed This Year

The Department of Environment & Natural Resources [DENR] today [May 31] confirmed that a total of 25 ‘Abandoned and Derelict Vessels’ [ADVs] have been recovered from our shorelines and disposed of at the Airport Waste Management Facility in recent months. A spokesperson said, “This represents approximately one third of the total ADVs... Read more of this article

Photos: Tiny Octopus Found On Side Of Lionfish

Photos: Tiny Octopus Found On Side Of Lionfish

While emptying a bag of lionfish they caught while diving in the Watch Hill Park and John Smith’s Bay area, local divers found a tiny octopus clinging to the side of a lionfish.In a post on social media, Weldon Wade said, “What a discovery! When freediving and culling lionfish we spear them and sometimes safely snip all the venomous spines... Read more of this article

Photos: High Tides Continue To Flood Areas

Photos: High Tides Continue To Flood Areas

The excessively high tide today [Nov 4] of 4.3 feet resulted in areas across the island experiencing flooding in low lying areas – a scene duplicated on occasion over the last few weeks. The Bermuda Weather Service Tide Tables show a high tide today of 1.3m/4.3′. The East End saw part of the Town Square in St George’s being covered with water,... Read more of this article