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Saint-Martin : Upcoming events with Les Fruits de Mer

Saint-Martin : Upcoming events with Les Fruits de Mer

🕔15:15, 29.Jan 2015

Mardis de Grand Case have been good. Please stop by our booth every Tuesday from 6pm to 10pm until March 10th. You can see images and the presentations from the first two weeks here: What’s up with all these butterflies? Wild

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évènement. Venez prêter main forte aux Fruits de Mer durant le Billfish tournament

évènement. Venez prêter main forte aux Fruits de Mer durant le Billfish tournament

🕔20:41, 10.Juin 2014

We looking for additional volunteers to help us at the Billfish Tournament next week. We will have a marine life education booth and we will also be serving drinks at the bar. It is a great opportunity to interact with

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Environnement. Découvrez Plus sur la Faune de l’Île Chaque Mardi

Environnement. Découvrez Plus sur la Faune de l’Île Chaque Mardi

🕔21:23, 9.Mar 2014

Grand Case, St. Martin, 9 Mars 2014 – Résidents et touristes de tous âges sont invités à en apprendre un peu sur la faune sauvage de l’île chaque semaine, au stand organisé par l’Association Les Fruits de Mer aux foires

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Wild Life. The Strange Sex Lives of Fish

Wild Life. The Strange Sex Lives of Fish

🕔09:24, 20.Jan 2014

Though they may not seem sexy to us, when it comes to reproduction, fish are quite fascinating. In some cases a male and female will spawn together, and butterfly fish even travel in pairs. For many other fish, however, things

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Nature. The Mantis Shrimp, Incredible Claws and Eyes

Nature. The Mantis Shrimp, Incredible Claws and Eyes

🕔15:05, 17.Jan 2014

St. Martin is home to a wide variety of fascinating wildlife, both on land and underwater. The mantis shrimp is one of the most incredible underwater creatures in our seas, although many people have never seen one. A recent survey

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Forest Katydid. A piece of Saint-Martin Wildlife

Forest Katydid. A piece of Saint-Martin Wildlife

🕔19:26, 11.Jan 2014

The most familiar katydids on the island are green with leaf-shaped wings, but in the forest there is a very different type of katydid. The forest katydid (Nesonotus tricornis), is various shades of brown, with patterns that make it blend

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The Most Dangerous Animal on St. Martin

The Most Dangerous Animal on St. Martin

🕔11:58, 20.Déc 2013

The most dangerous animal on St. Martin isn’t a snake, a spider or a stinging insect. It’s tiny, and under different circumstances, it would be nothing more than a minor annoyance to most people. However, thanks to its unique relationship

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The Stick Insect

The Stick Insect

🕔22:41, 2.Déc 2013

The stick insect, or walking stick is quite common on St. Martin, but difficult to find because it is very well camouflaged and primarily active at night. These insects resemble sticks and may even sway from side-to-side as if blowing

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The Endemic Leaf-mimic Katydid of Saint-Martin

The Endemic Leaf-mimic Katydid of Saint-Martin

🕔22:34, 26.Nov 2013

Katydids are closely related to grasshoppers and crickets, and many species have evolved to look like leaves as a form of camouflage. On St. Martin, we have two species of bright green katydid with angular wings that make them look

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Les Fruits de Mer Provides Natural Inspiration for Students

Les Fruits de Mer Provides Natural Inspiration for Students

🕔12:06, 25.Oct 2013

Click! A huddle of captivated 11-year-olds from Quartier d’Orléans crowded around a tiny, electric green Leaf-mimic Katydid in a portable photo studio at Loterie Farm, taking turns to try out close-up nature photography. The photo workshop was held as part

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The Fascinating and Dangerous Life of the Oleander Aphid

The Fascinating and Dangerous Life of the Oleander Aphid

🕔19:22, 20.Oct 2013

The oleander aphid (Aphis nerii) is a tiny insect, about 2mm long, but it lives a fascinating life, facing many tiny predators. From the insect family Hemiptera, aphids have piercing, sucking mouthparts, like a straw, and feed on plant juices.

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Saint-Martin. Heritage Development Planned at Tourism Conference

Saint-Martin. Heritage Development Planned at Tourism Conference

🕔10:43, 18.Oct 2013

Anse Marcel, October 17th, 2013 – A diverse group of people came together around a conference room table at the Radisson Hotel in Anse Marcel, to spend the day planning how to develop St. Martin’s cultural and natural heritage assets

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Saint-Martin. Les Fruits de Mer on a Mission to Promote Natural and Cultural Heritage

Saint-Martin. Les Fruits de Mer on a Mission to Promote Natural and Cultural Heritage

🕔09:37, 15.Oct 2013

The Les Fruits de Mer Association has announced its core mission–to raise awareness about ecology, culture, and sport–and launched its website, where membership applications are currently being accepted. Officially founded this summer, the St. Martin-based organization plans to carry out its

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Environnement. Hundreds Flock to Migratory Bird Festival

Environnement. Hundreds Flock to Migratory Bird Festival

🕔23:00, 1.Oct 2013

Cul-de-Sac, September 29, 2013 – Over 200 guests, young and old, came to enjoy the Migratory Bird Festival on Sunday morning at Étang de la Barrière in Cul-de-Sac. The event included guided birdwatching tours on the newly-built wooden boardwalk trail

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Saint-Martin : dimanche, choisissez de migrer vers Cul de Sac !

Saint-Martin : dimanche, choisissez de migrer vers Cul de Sac !

🕔23:16, 23.Sep 2013

Le 29 septembre 2013 de 8h00 à 11h00 à Cul de Sac, les amoureux de la Nature de tous âges sont invités à participer à l’édition saint-martinoise de la journée internationale de la migration d’oiseaux (IMBD en anglais ; 23

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Saint-Martin : Étang de la Barrière, a Place for Birds

Saint-Martin : Étang de la Barrière, a Place for Birds

🕔22:44, 22.Sep 2013

Étang de la Barrière, right beside the Pinel ferry dock in Cul-de-Sac is one of many wetland habitats on our island which is home to a wide variety of birds. Egrets, herons and shorebirds live in, and depend on, our

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A piece of St Martin Wild Life – High Season for Shorebirds

A piece of St Martin Wild Life – High Season for Shorebirds

🕔10:08, 9.Sep 2013

It might be low season for tourists right now, but it’s high season for migratory birds on St. Martin. Each fall the island is host to tens of thousands of birds from dozens of species that come to the island

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A piece of St Martin Wild Life – The yellow-crowned night heron

A piece of St Martin Wild Life – The yellow-crowned night heron

🕔11:19, 29.Août 2013

Fashions of the Crab-eater The yellow-crowned night heron (Nycticorax violacea) is a secretive bird that spends most of its days hiding in the mangroves. At night, it hunts on our salt ponds and is especially fond of crab. For this

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A piece of St Martin Wild Life – Dewdrop Spiders

A piece of St Martin Wild Life – Dewdrop Spiders

🕔21:24, 18.Août 2013

Tiny Thieves: Spiders Stealing from Spiders If you look closely at the webs of the Silver Argiope (Argiope argentata) and other large spiders you may find one or more tiny Dewdrop Spiders (Argyrodes spp.). These tiny spiders don’t build their

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Machi … She Did Not Die in Vain . . .

Machi … She Did Not Die in Vain . . .

🕔16:48, 16.Août 2013

When “Machi”, a Whimbrel carrying a satellite transmitter, was shot and killed in Guadeloupe in September 2011, the international bird conservation community had a rude wake-up call about what was happening to migrating shorebirds in the French West Indies. The

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A piece of St Martin Wild Life – Anolis pogus

A piece of St Martin Wild Life – Anolis pogus

🕔18:35, 6.Août 2013

If we were to choose an animal to be the official symbol of St. Martin, the best choice might be this small lizard. It has been given the names Bearded Anole and Anguilla Bank Bush Anole, although neither name is

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