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Protecting Our Natural Environment, Resources

Protecting Our Natural Environment, Resources

“Bermuda’s natural environment is its biggest asset,” according to Andrew Pettit, the Director for Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Mr Pettit has a full slate of responsibilities which include fisheries management, agriculture, recovery and protection of protected species, marine heritage, nature reserve management, pollution... Read more of this article

Thompson: Pursue Interests, Remain Disciplined

Thompson: Pursue Interests, Remain Disciplined

The lack of major problems caused by plant pests and diseases on the island is something most of us probably take for granted, but there is work done behind the scenes to protect Bermuda’s environment by people like Terry-Lynn Thompson, the Senior Plant Protection Officer in the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. Ms. Thompson entered... Read more of this article

Photos: Spectacular Colours Of Summer Flowers

Photos: Spectacular Colours Of Summer Flowers

[Written by Jeff Sousa] As we all drive around Bermuda, we are taken aback by the spectacular colours of all the summer flowers. Right now, our Island is at its peak colour-wise, and it truly is the most beautiful time of the year. Our vegetation hasn’t looked this magnificent in four years. Ever since we received back to back hurricanes with Hurricane... Read more of this article

BEST To Host ‘Virtual March Against Monsanto’

BEST To Host ‘Virtual March Against Monsanto’

[Updated] The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] is hosting a ‘Virtual March Against Monsanto’ with the environmental group saying that “while we may not have GMO crops in Bermuda, we import much of our food from the U.S. where they do have GMO crops.” “Living in Bermuda, we may not realise the extent... Read more of this article

Photos: Life Learning Centre Floral Art Workshop

Photos: Life Learning Centre Floral Art Workshop

Life Learning Centre [LLC] recently held a Floral Art Workshop with Chelsea Flow Show Medalist, Nicky Gurret. A spokesperson said, “Ms. Gurret engaged members with a morning workshop that explored the creative and intricate nuances of Floral Art. Ms. Gurret an artist and architect is a repeat Chelsea Flower medalist having won 6 medals at the... Read more of this article

Garden Club Holding Big Plant Sale Tomorrow

Garden Club Holding Big Plant Sale Tomorrow

The Garden Club will be hosting a Big Plant Sale tomorrow [April 28] starting at 8.00am at the slat house in the Botanical Gardens, with the sale including roses, herbs, fruits and veggies, hydrangea, coreopsis, geranium, succulents, and more. President of The Garden Club of Bermuda Cindy Young said, “Our big Plant Sale, which we don’t do that... Read more of this article

Notices To Be Issued: Overhanging Vegetation

Notices To Be Issued: Overhanging Vegetation

The Ministry of Public Works will soon be issuing notices to “residents whose overhanging vegetation poses a hazard to motorists and pedestrians,” and “if residents fail to adhere to the notice, Ministry personnel will conduct the work at the property owner’s expense.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public... Read more of this article

Bermuda Easter Lilies To Be Sent To The Queen

Bermuda Easter Lilies To Be Sent To The Queen

Acting Governor Ginny Ferson participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty The Queen. This year’s Easter Lilies were grown by Carlos Amaral of Amaral Farms, who is pictured below with the Acting Governor. Government House said that Her Majesty’s Easter Lilies travelled on Tuesday evening’s British Airways flight to London... Read more of this article

Planting Seeds & Caring For Seedlings On Nov 7

Planting Seeds & Caring For Seedlings On Nov 7

The Friends of the Bermuda National Library is getting set to present “Planting Seeds and Caring for Seedlings” with Frances Eddy on Tuesday, November 7 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm at Bermuda National Library. The event poster says, “There are advantages in starting vegetable seeds in trays and then transplanting them into the garden. But how to get... Read more of this article

Bermuda Bean Seeds In ‘Fail Safe’ Arctic Vault

Bermuda Bean Seeds In ‘Fail Safe’ Arctic Vault

Seeds from the critically endangered Bermuda bean are being deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, with the Vault described as a “fail-safe seed storage facility,” built to stand the “challenge of natural or man-made disasters.” Called the “ultimate insurance... Read more of this article

Minister: Vegetation Overgrowth On Roadsides

Minister: Vegetation Overgrowth On Roadsides

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch addressed the overgrowth of vegetation on our roadsides, saying that some of the contributing factors have been private landowners not maintaining their property, weed spraying not having been carried out for the past two years, and a lack of resources of both labour and equipment. Speaking in the House of... Read more of this article

Dept: Keep An Eye Out For Two Invasive Plants

Dept: Keep An Eye Out For Two Invasive Plants

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is asking the public to keep their eyes out for two invasive vine species presently growing in Bermuda – kudzu and the hyacinth bean. “DENR needs to monitor these invasive species in order to determine if they have spread and to what extent they pose a threat to the island’s... Read more of this article

‘EcoGuardian’ Highlights Bermuda’s Wildlife

‘EcoGuardian’ Highlights Bermuda’s Wildlife

Local conservationist and horticulturist Ryan Amaral recently turned to photography in order to “educate the Bermuda public about all the species that call our little rock home.” Operating under the Instagram pseudonym ‘EcoGuardian‘ Mr. Amaral shares his photographs of Bermuda’s wildlife accompanied by detailed captions... Read more of this article