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Blue Latan Palm

Blue Latan Palms are sturdy fan palms with a distinct blue-green leaf color in young plants. Drought tolerant, the Blue Latan Palm Tree flowers periodically with small yellow buds that turn into peach-pit like seeds. It is these seeds that generate new blue latan palms. Scientific name Latania loddigesii and common name Blue Latrania Palm, the … Continued

Sea Anemones

Sea anemones are animals that live in the ocean and are closely related to corals and jellyfish in the group Cnidarians, all of which have stinging cells used for protection and to capture prey. Sea anemones sometimes attach themselves to hard surfaces, likes rocks or boulders, while others burrow into sand or mud on the … Continued

Areca Palm

The Areca palm has multiple cane-like shoots that grow from the base (up to 40ft) with large, stiff fronds with narrow leaflets sprouting from the tops. How many have you spotted on St. John? Native to Madagascar, Areca palms are popular houseplants for their air-purifying, easy-care, & non-toxic properties. While all plants clean air borne … Continued

Brain Coral

Brain coral is a hard coral made of calcium carbonate, or limestone, which hardens into a rock-like exoskeleton. Slowly over time, the growing skeletal structure forms together in a wavy clump that resembles a real brain. Be brainy about brain coral by reading these cool facts: Corals are part of the phylum Cnidaria (related to … Continued

St. John Star Gazing

Looking to stargaze on St. John? The Perseid meteor shower begins July 17 and ends August 24, with the peak falling August 12-13. Perseid Meteor Shower July 17 – August 24, 2020 The Perseids are one of the brighter meteor showers that occurs every year in mid-August. The exceptional meteor shower is space debris from … Continued

Hike to Brown Bay on St John VI

Discover Brown Bay, a hideaway in the VI National Park, prized for its natural beauty and privacy. Brown Bay is actually on the north shore of St. John, yet accesible from trails on both the north and south sides. The Brown Bay access trail on the south side is a mile past Skinny Legs in Coral Bay, directly off … Continued

St John Island’s Reef Bay Sugar Factory

Reef Bay Sugar Factory Historic District is a historic section of Saint John, United States Virgin Islands located on the south central coast adjacent to Reef Bay. The land is the site of an acient sugar factory. The property was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on July 23, 1981. The first … Continued

Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower

In the Northern Hemisphere, the annual August Perseid meteor shower probably ranks as the all-time favorite meteor shower of the year. This shower is visible in the Southern Hemisphere, too, though to a lesser extent. No matter where you live worldwide, the annual Perseid meteor shower occurs for several days in mid-August.  Before dawn viewing … Continued