Category Archives: Amuseum Naturalis

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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Amuseum Naturalis Hosts Endemic Animal Festival This Sunday

People of all ages are invited to discover the incredible animals that live only on St. Martin and only in our region at the fourth annual Endemic Animal Festival. This year’s festival takes place at Amuseum Naturalis in Grand Case from 9am to 3pm on Sunday, April 23rd. As always, the festival is completely free. …

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Caribbean Curiosities: The Little Things

They’re all around us, but we rarely notice them. They’re specially-equipped for climbing, but mostly live on the ground. They’re probably the most common reptiles on St. Martin, but few people even know their names. St. Martin’s dwarf geckos are some of its most unique and mysterious residents. The island has two species. The smaller …

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