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BZS Lecture Series: “World Domination By Ants”

BZS Lecture Series: “World Domination By Ants”

The latest installment in the Bermuda Zoological Society lecture series will see a talk presented by visiting scientist Dr. Jim Wetterer, Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University, on the topic of “World Domination by Ants.” The lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 10 at 7.00pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The event is free... Read more of this article

“Exploring Bermuda’s Flying Flowers” Event

“Exploring Bermuda’s Flying Flowers” Event

A lecture — “Exploring Bermuda’s Flying Flowers: The Seven Resident Butterflies Of Bermuda” — will be held at 7.00pm at Wednesday April 20th. It will be presented by Ras Mykkal, photographer and author of the book Bermuda’s Flying Flowers, and the public is invited to “join us to learn about the life cycles... Read more of this article

Orange Sulphur Butterfly Pays Bermuda A Visit

Orange Sulphur Butterfly Pays Bermuda A Visit

An Orange Sulpher butterfly was spotted at Spittal Pond over the weekend, representing what the Bermuda Audubon Society called “a very rare visitor to Bermuda.” ButterfliesAndMoths.com says about the Orange Sulpher butterfly’s range, “Southern Canada to central Mexico, coast to coast in the United States except for the Florida... Read more of this article

Man Sentenced To 10 Days For Stealing Baygon

Man Sentenced To 10 Days For Stealing Baygon

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [June 3], a 61-year-old man was sentenced to ten days in prison for stealing a case of Baygon from Marketplace. Mr Steven Pitt received the sentence for stealing a case of Baygon, valued at $47, from the Marketplace Store on Church Street on 10th May 2015. The Crown Prosecutor told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo... 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

Bermuda Welcomes Thousands Of Dragonflies

Bermuda Welcomes Thousands Of Dragonflies

While Bermuda’s fall migrations are a sight to behold, birds aren’t the only animals that come to make their mark on the island; we are currently playing host to thousands of Wandering Glider dragonflies, with one recently captured on camera at Bernard Park. Photo by Andrew Dobson of the Bermuda Audubon Society:A post on social media from... Read more of this article

Photos: “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” Bee Fair

Photos: “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” Bee Fair

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] hosted a Bee Fair entitled “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” today [Apr 12] at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI], educating the public on the importance of bees to nature at large and the skills required to keep and promote their propagation. According to the promotional flyer for... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Butterflies Flock To New House

Photos & Video: Butterflies Flock To New House

Locals can stop by and watch some of nature’s most beautiful creatures, thanks to a new Butterfly House set up at Brighton Nurseries in Devonshire. Surrounded by flowering plants suitable for attracting butterflies, the aim of the ‘Butterfly House’ is to educate people as well as provide some basic information on butterflies found... Read more of this article

BEST To Host “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” Bee Fair

BEST To Host “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” Bee Fair

The BEST environmental group will host a Bee Fair entitled “Keep Bermuda Buzzing”  on Saturday 12th April, 2014 from 11am to 3:45pm at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI]. The event will include a short film and panel discussion from 2:30pm to 3:30pm, featuring Claire Jessey, Entomologist, Department of Environmental Protection; Tommy... Read more of this article

Unique Bermuda Candles Have Bees To Thank

Unique Bermuda Candles Have Bees To Thank

Bermuda is a one-of-a-kind setting for artists and their craft, providing those of us on the island with access to a wide variety of goods and services that are both unique and interesting, and that may be no more true than the products that come from local beekeeper Lellwell Woolridge. The owner of Bee Lovers Beekeeping, Woolridge provides the island... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Bees Continue To Face Hurdles

Bermuda’s Bees Continue To Face Hurdles

With Bermudian bees continuing to drop in numbers, as is the case with bee populations in many parts of the world, the Ministry of Environment and Planning has taken the time to outline the problem in their latest Envirotalk newsletter, highlighting not only the issues being faced by our bees, but also what we can do to give them a helping hand.Except... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Regal Monarch Butterflies

Bermuda’s Regal Monarch Butterflies

Bermuda boasts a rare native population of non-migratory Monarch Butterflies which researchers believe had become established here by the mid-19th century. But the island also receives occasional visits from migratory North American Monarchs, known for their epic Winter treks across the continent to warm-weather locations in Mexico. The regal Monarch... Read more of this article

Video: Threatened Bermuda Honey Bee

Video: Threatened Bermuda Honey Bee

Honey bees are among Bermuda’s oldest inhabitants, introduced to the island from England in 1616 — just four years after its permanent settlement. They were not imported into the American colonies until six years later. In recent decades virtually all Bermuda’s honey bees have been kept in frame hives [pictured] but the long-term future... Read more of this article