Category Archives: Amuseum Naturalis

Volunteers and Donors Support Amuseum Naturalis Relaunch

This year, non-profit association Les Fruits de Mer is working on an ambitious project to relaunch their free museum, Amuseum Naturalis. The Amuseum’s new home is the site of the former Old House museum between French Quarter and Orient Bay. In addition to exhibits about nature, the new museum will feature local heritage and culture. “This is …

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Amuseum Updates!

The relaunch of Amuseum Naturalis has been progressing in many ways. Our volunteer days have been getting more and more busy with loads of people coming out to help. Luckily, we have plenty of work to do! Here’s a short video from Saturday: Our next clean-up is Saturday, March 24th from 9am to noon with …

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Caribbean Curiosities: Having it Both Ways

All of the creatures that have found lasting success on St. Martin have some kind of adaptation that makes them suited to life here. Freshwater species have more challenges than most, and the Apple Snail is well equipped to deal with them. The Apple Snail is a large snail that lives in freshwater habitats. Members …

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Caribbean Curiosities: Having it Both Ways

All of the creatures that have found lasting success on St. Martin have some kind of adaptation that makes them suited to life here. Freshwater species have more challenges than most, and the Apple Snail is well equipped to deal with them. The Apple Snail is a large snail that lives in freshwater habitats. Members …

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Caribbean Curiosities: Between Worlds

We are all familiar with the salmon’s journey. From the ocean, it enters rivers and makes a miraculous journey upstream to spawn and then die. In the Caribbean, there are many animals that find a life between the land and sea, and a home in fresh and salty waters. On St. Martin, one is never …

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Hundreds Enjoy Local Wildlife at Endemic Animal Festival

Hundreds of guests from St. Martin and beyond learned about local wildlife at the fourth annual Endemic Animal Festival on Sunday. The event, held at Amuseum Naturalis in Grand Case, featured animals found nowhere else in the world and a variety of activities for young and old. Created by the Les Fruits de Mer association, …

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Endemic Animal Festival Photos, Part Three

Here’s one more set of photos from the 2017 Endemic Animal Festival thanks to Claire!

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Endemic Animal Festival Photos, Part Two

Here are more great photos from the Endemic Animal Festival! Big thanks to Claire Affagard for taking these fantastic images of the festival!

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Endemic Animal Festival Photos, Part One

Thanks to everyone who came to the Endemic Animal Festival on Sunday, what a blast! Also huge thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors for making it happen! If you didn’t make it, you can check out these great photos from Tim and see what you missed:

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Caribbean Curiosities: The Last Refuge

The ravines on the western slope of Pic Paradis feature a forest unlike anything else on St. Martin—or neighboring Anguilla and St. Barts for that matter. It is the homeland of our Bearded Anole, and may have been its birthplace, too. In ecology, endemic means something that is only found in one specific place. There …

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