Birth of a Hawaiian Monk Seal Pup!

Birth of a Hawaiian Monk Seal Pup!

Honeygirl gave birth to a Hawaiian Monk Seal baby on February 25, 2015 — the first known pup born in the main Hawaiian Islands for the 2015 birthing season.  The pup was female — a cute baby girl.  I visited the seals 4 times over the almost 7 week period...
Kahuku Beach Cleanup

Kahuku Beach Cleanup

I joined the community effort to pick up trash and plastic debris from the stretch of beaches from Turtle Bay Resort to Kahuku Golf Course. When one of my endangered species buddies — Angela Huntemer — put out the word that help was needed to clean trash...
Habitat Restoration at Mokulua Iki

Habitat Restoration at Mokulua Iki

I kayaked to Mokulua Iki — the smaller of the two islets offshore from Lanikai and Kailua — to help restore the native habitat for seabirds. When I learned from the Hawaii Audubon Society that the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) at the Department...
Mōlī Nesting Season

Mōlī Nesting Season

For the past several weeks, I have been hiking to Kaʻena Point — the western most tip of Oʻahu — to see Mōlī or Laysan Albatross during nesting season. Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) are large pelagic seabirds that range over the North...
‘Ihi‘ihilauakea Crater at Hanauma Bay

‘Ihi‘ihilauakea Crater at Hanauma Bay

I joined the Hawaii Audubon Society for a service project to weed and care for several patches of ‘ihi‘ihilauakea — a rare endangered endemic fern — at Hanauma Bay. It was a beautiful morning when about 25 of us met at the picnic tables under the ki‘awe...
ʻUaʻu Kani at Kūpikipikiʻō

ʻUaʻu Kani at Kūpikipikiʻō

I went to Kūpikipikiʻō to see wedge-tailed shearwaters towards the end of breeding season. Located along the southern edge of Black Point, Kūpikipikiʻō is one of a handful of breeding colonies of ʻuaʻu kani or wedge-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus pacificus) on Oʻahu....