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An Explosion of Capers in the USVI

There are a number of members of the caper family growing in the Virgin Islands. However they are not from the branch that produces the kind of capers that are edible – those are grown in the Mediterranean area. The native Virgin Islands capers have their own charms.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: What Planet Does the Senate Live...

As the entire world laments the loss of habitat that has wreaked havoc on Homo sapiens, our senators would see the only peaceful green space and wildlife sanctuary we have on St. Thomas turned into an amusement park.

Connecting with Nature: St. John Traffic Report

Returning to St. John roads requires some adjustment. It’s not just remembering to drive on the left and handling the steep hills that turn...

Connecting with Nature: VI Audubon Society Report on St. John Birds

I recently had an opportunity to participate in a presentation about the state of the birds on St. John, along with Elaine Estern and...

Connecting With Nature: Wicked Winds

These days my idea of finding solace and inspiration by “connecting with nature” seems like a bad joke. Most people are anxious for strongly-built...

Connecting With Nature: Stopping the Carnage

When my friend Kathy was visiting from Vermont, she was alarmed to see a gang of fat, red-faced caterpillars attacking a poor little tree....

VINP-guided L’Esperance Hike Offers Heavy Dose of History, Nature

Happy 2016! Let's celebrate one of the best things about St. John - the Virgin Islands National Park. Today, let's take a V.I. National...

Butterfly Bloom

By Amy Roberts St. John Tradewinds Butterflies are common in the Virgin Islands, especially in November and December, but the butterfly population boom during the last...