Category: Hawaiian Native Speices

Don’t Miss Out! Hiking in the Crater

      Haleakalā – The House of the Sun The mountain, the dormant volcano, and the crater have captivated human beings since they first gazed upon her beauty! Mark Twain called sunrise from the summit “the sublimest spectacle I ever witnessed.” Jack London wrote, “Haleakalā has a message of beauty and wonder for the soul that… Read more »

3 Yearly Visitors to Hawai’i That Fly 3000+ Miles Each Way

The Hawaiian Islands have many visitors who come every year.  Some use their wings to fly here while others swim. The North Pacific Humpback Whales have one of the longest annual migrations of any animal, swimming between the food-rich Alaskan waters and the warmer breeding waters of Hawai’i.  The Pacific Golden Plover also makes this… Read more »

A Little Fruit With a Big Story – The Uses of Guava in Hawai’i

Many years ago, I remember hearing people talk about one tropical fruit they experienced when visiting Hawai’i. That fruit was the guava. People found these remarkable fruits everywhere – on hiking trails, along roads, in pastures, and throughout all the state and national parks. Some guava were small, sweet, and red, while others were yellow… Read more »

Seven Scented Shoreline Beauties – Hawaii’s Beach Flowers

Endemic Hawaiian plants and flowers will typically thrive in their native environments. You do not have to go deep into the Hawaiian rainforests or to the edge of remote cliff faces finding exotic native flora in Hawai’i. Many beautiful flowering plants live along the beach where you go every day. They flourish in the sand,… Read more »

12 Lucky People Do This Epic Hike One Time a Month ~ Pt 2

Waikamoi Preserve is one of Maui’s truly hidden treasures, a sub-alpine region that has an ecological makeup unlike any other place in the world. Avid hikers love to explore unique plants and landscapes wherever they venture, so today, we are going to learn more about the myriad of unusual plants you will see in the… Read more »