Birds of Hawaii: First Installment (My Backyard Birds)

One thing that I quickly fell in love with in Hawaii (on Oahu, in particular) was the birds.  Of course, I had the wrong idea.  I thought there were going to be macaws, toucans...
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Move to Hawaii and Discover The Geckos of Hawaiian Households: The Struggle is...

First of all, let me begin by saying that one little gecko that I was called upon to dispose of today gave me the idea for a blog post or two about getting car...

Critters and Craziness in Hawaii: Scorpions, Centipedes, Cockroaches and tips for dealing with them

It was just the other day.  I went into the bathroom and saw a bug, about the size of a match stick, scurrying across the floor.  My instinct was to stomp it back to...

Waimea Falls, Oahu: History, Archaeological sites, Botanical Gardens, Jungle Fowl and a Waterfall

Waimea Falls in Oahu is part of the Waimea Valley Conservation Park.  The valley is so rooted in Hawaiian history that is one of the last ahupua’a  (traditional native Hawaiian term for subdivision) that...

Kaena Point Hike and Wildlife Sanctuary on Oahu

Kaena Point is the western limit of Oahu.  It’s a pretty special feeling being out there, both on the trail and at the point where the bird and monk seal sanctuary are.  The entire...

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Big Island Hawaii

I go to the Big Island for a lot of reasons; less traffic, less people, same great Hawaiian paradise.  Add to that the chance to swim and snorkel with dolphins, sea turtles and manta...
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Birds of Hawaii: The Red Junglefowl

The Red Junglefowl run around on most of the Hawaiian Islands like you might see gulls or pigeons on the mainland.  Heck, there’s even one in our neighborhood.  The strangest thing about these red...
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