spring-2016

  • Color it Blue March 9, 2016 Meet illustrator Alizee Zimmermann. By Alizee Zimmermann, Kathy Borsuk, and Zachary Musgrove Adult coloring books are very much in vogue these days as a means to relax and rejuvenate. Alizee Zimmermann is a young artist from the Turks & Caicos Islands who is using her new coloring book Reefscapes to spotlight the unique underwater landscapes of the ... Read more about this post
  • Piping Up March 9, 2016 Rare, endangered, and threatened bird found in Turks & Caicos Islands. By Eric F. Salamanca, DEMA, Elise Elliote-Smith, US Geologic Service, and Caleb Spiegel and Craig Watson, US Fish and Wildlife Service Photos By Eric F. Salamanca The Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) is a small shorebird that nests and feeds along coastal sand and beaches. Due to anthropogenic disturbances, ... Read more about this post
  • Out with a Roar March 9, 2016 Invasive lionfish mitigation on South Caicos. By Anela Akiona, School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Management Invasive species are a major threat to ecosystem stability and biodiversity and the environmental and economic costs are increasing. While most invasions to date have been in terrestrial and freshwater systems, marine invasions have significantly increased. This has been ... Read more about this post
  • Bringing Home the Goods March 9, 2016 On the starting line of my first London Marathon, I was advised by a veteran runner to “keep my head up and look around . . . Read more about this post
  • Dwelling Among Us March 9, 2016 A fungal foray. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist In late summer, especially after tropical depressions bring several days of rain to my North Caicos garden, I find that weeding chores extend to more than pulling grass and purslane from herb beds. My orchids, growing on chunks of knotted driftwood, in coconut husks, and ... Read more about this post
  • Banking on Land March 9, 2016 North Caicos Marina project is ready for an investor. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Provo Pictures Being a realtor isn’t always easy. It is not just a matter of answering phone calls, giving property tours, shuffling paperwork, and collecting a fat commission. For Nathan Smith, sales associate at Coldwell Banker Real Estate Turks & Caicos, it ... Read more about this post
  • The Island Within the Island March 9, 2016 Solving the mystery of Grand Turk’s island cemetery. Story & Photos By Dr. Donald H. Keith, President, Turks & Caicos National Museum Foundation Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree’s shade, Where heaves the turf in many a mould’ring heap, Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. —Thomas Gray, 1751 Elegy Written in a Country ... Read more about this post
  • Crawling with Intrigue March 9, 2016 What are the mysterious underwater features in Corey Pond? By Glen Freimuth, Shaun Sullivan, Charlene Kozy, and B Naqqi Manco Archaeologists are always looking down at the ground for this is the location of their stock and trade, signs of past remains. One of us, Shaun Sullivan, was looking down upon Middle Caicos with the aid of ... Read more about this post
  • Over the Deep Blue Sea March 9, 2016 TCI Sailing Association is a boon to the sailing community. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Provo Sailing Club The Turks & Caicos Islands are surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful seas, and sailing is a superb way to enjoy them. There’s something magical about harnessing the wind’s invisible power to fill a sail and ... Read more about this post

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Agile LeVin grew up in the Turks & Caicos Islands and has a keen eye for capturing the country’s natural beauty. This aerial shot depicts kayakers exploring Mangrove Cay, a very well-known kayaking and paddle boarding location near Leeward on Providenciales, part of the Princess Alexandra Nature Reserve. To see more of Agile’s work, go to visittci.com.

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