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Observer

tapbirds

Date

August 2, 2014

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Square

Observer

tapbirds

Date

August 2, 2014

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Square

Observer

tapbirds

Date

August 2, 2014

Description

Grub found in a Koa tree (Acacia koa), food source for the extremely rare 'Akiapola'au (Hemignathus munroi)

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Observer

tapbirds

Date

August 1, 2014

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What

Hawai'i 'Amakihi Hemignathus virens

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 11:44 AM EDT

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Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 12:20 PM EDT

Description

One of the many invasive plants in refuge. There appears to be minimal control of exotic grasses (and other cover plants?). Land managers have their hands full with other species!

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What

Genus Anax

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 01:50 PM EDT

Description

This blurry observation represents the perils of too many birding tours in the world, and not enough odonate ones. This meadow was our turn-around point, and as the rest of the group called for me to join them as they returned back up the hill, I was waiting to get a better glimpse that never came of a large darner patrolling back and forth. What was it -- something native and interesting? Or an introduced common darner? Dunno. I think if I could have stayed a while longer, all mystery would have been revealed to me.

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What

Genus Peperomia Genus Peperomia

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 12:16 PM EDT

Description

Epiphyte from the pepper family. Our guide told a great Hawaiian story that was associated with this species and the red undersides of its leaves. Trying to find it online still!

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What

Koa Acacia koa

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 12:17 PM EDT

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What

Gossamer-winged Butterflies Family Lycaenidae

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 10:25 AM EDT

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What

'Amakihi Hemignathus virens

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 10:40 AM EDT

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What

Brambles Genus Rubus

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 11:05 AM EDT

Description

Giant fruits.

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What

Wild Pig Sus scrofa

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 09:36 AM EDT

Description

About to disappear into the scotch broom-esque bush.

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What

California Quail Callipepla californica

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 09:38 AM EDT

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What

'Ohi'a lehua Metrosideros polymorpha

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 11:11 AM EDT

Description

This common native tree and the kona were the two species that our group was taught so we could help each other with directions for bird-watching.

Small seeds, in hand.

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What

Hawaii Creeper Oreomystis mana

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 12:11 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

The single individual of this species we saw that day.

Fungi

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What

Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 12:38 PM EDT

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What

pillbug Suborder Oniscidea

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 12:42 PM EDT

Description

Found under a rotting log. How much do you want to bet that this ends up to be an introduced type of pillbug?

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What

akepa Loxops coccineus

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 01:09 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Akepa are cavity nesters, and the group speculated that this individual was checking out a potential site.

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What

Leptosporangiate Ferns Class Filicopsida

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 01:19 PM EDT

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What

Mint Family Family Lamiaceae

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 01:32 PM EDT

Description

A mintless mint - "lost" its mint chemical defenses in the absence of herbivores in which the defense was used. Note iiwi bill-shaped flowers.

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What

ʻAmaʻu (Sadleria cyatheoides) Sadleria cyatheoides

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 01:39 PM EDT

Description

An abbreviated Hawaiian description of this species and its reddish (when new) fronds:

"These red fronds are called Ehupuaa, meaning “burnt/singed pig” (ehu= burnt/red, puaa=pig/boar). Hawaiian stories tell us that this is a sign of a battle between Pele, the goddess of fire, associated with lava and volcanoes and Kamapuaa, the god of the rainforest, associated with a giant boar “puaa” who could take on many forms.

The story says that Kamapuaa and Pele had a bit of a love hate relationship continuously going on between them. It is said that Kamapuaa was often the instigator of their battles. Kamapuaa knew that he could run faster than Pele, so he would tease her relentlessly then run away into the forest, turning himself into the Amau fern to evade his suitor once she followed him into the wood. Sometimes though, Kamapuaa would be a little too slow to change, and Pele would rush right past him, burning him with her fire as she brushed by him and on into the woods. Pele’s intense heat is said to have burned Kamapuaa, forcing him to stifle his screams, lest she actually find him. Kamapuaa would then be left with a searing red fern frond in his Amau form, hence the name Ehupuaa."

From the Hawaii Forest & Trail website, which offered the refuge tour where the fern was observed.

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Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 02:21 PM EDT

Description

Small moth in grass.

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Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 03:07 PM EDT

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What

nene Branta sandvicensis

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 03:41 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Nene nest near this old barn every year apparently. This is where our shuttlebus parked and our walking bird tour of the refuge began. In the fourth photo, you can see our only observation of a nene in flight.

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Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 04:07 PM EDT

Description

Some sort of invasive roadside aster.

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No photos or sounds

What

Akepa Loxops coccineus

Observer

mbarton

Date

October 16, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Tags

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No photos or sounds

What

ʻApapane Himatione sanguinea

Observer

mbarton

Date

October 16, 2010

Tags

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No photos or sounds

What

Scarlet Hawaiian Honeycreeper Vestiaria coccinea

Observer

mbarton

Date

October 16, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

What

Elepaio Chasiempis sandwichensis

Observer

mbarton

Date

October 16, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

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