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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Amuseum Naturalis Launches Crabitat for World Wetlands Day

In celebration of World Wetlands Day, Amuseum Naturalis is launching the Crabitat, a fascinating new exhibit showcasing the fiddler crabs that can be found in great numbers around virtually all of St. Martin’s ponds. The Crabitat will be a special attraction on Tuesday, January 31st during the Mardis de Grand Case street fair. World Wetlands …

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Caribbean Curiosities: Live Fast, Transform Young

The Cuban Treefrog is the only amphibian on St. Martin that needs to live in fresh water as it develops, and on St. Martin this is a very challenging proposition. The Cuban Treefrog is native to Cuba, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands, but humans have brought it to many other places. It now lives …

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Caribbean Curiosities: Here Be Monsters

You’ve marveled at them and perhaps been momentarily intimidated by one. It’s the often massive lizard roaming St. Martin: the Green Iguana. The Green Iguana is named after a color it often outgrows. Freshly-hatched iguanas are a brilliant acid green. As they age, their color fades to darker greens and shades of gray. Male iguanas …

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Amuseum in Action

Check out the Amuseum in action on a Tuesday night:

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Amuseum Naturalis Kicks Off Season with Record Crowd

St. Martin’s first and only natural history museum, Amuseum Naturalis, officially launched its 2017 season on Tuesday. It welcomed over 750 guests during the five hour season opening event, an attendance record for the free nature museum, which is run by the Les Fruits de Mer association. The opening coincided with the first Mardis de …

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Amuseum 2017 Launch Event Photos

We’ll have more to say about the 2017 Amuseum Naturalis launch event, but it was definitely amazing. Here are a few photos.

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Caribbean Curiosities: Nowhere Else in the World

At last count, there are six different species of gecko on St. Martin. Some of them are tiny, about three centimeters long. The Tropical House Gecko is medium-sized and commonly seen climbing walls and eating insects attracted to porch lights. By comparison, the Spotted Woodslave is a monster—up to 20 centimeters overall—with a stout body …

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Amuseum Naturalis 2017 Season Opening Event January 17th

St. Martin’s only natural history museum, Amuseum Naturalis, is officially launching its 2017 season on Tuesday, January 17th at 5pm. The public is invited to explore the museum and enjoy light refreshments during the free opening event. The launch coincides with the first Mardis de Grand Case street fair of the season. Amuseum Naturalis is …

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Ready for You!

Come down to Amuseum Naturalis! Now open Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-8pm, for all your natural history needs!

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The Brown Pelican

Here’s another article I wrote for Destination magazine. This one is all about Dutch Sint Maarten’s national bird, the Brown Pelican. Grab the magazine, or check it out below.

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