Monthly Archives: October 2010

Breeding season at Ka’ena Point

Each winter, Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) come to Ka’ena Point on O’ahu to mate and breed. Advertisements

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Project Runway?? Project Runway!!

I was completely captivated by Project Runway this year. Being the introspective guy that I am, I had to ask myself how could I fall in love with something that I don’t understand at all? Fashion perplexes me, especially this … Continue reading

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There are native Hawaiian Coots in my backyard…

Today’s short post is mostly going to be photos of a native bird that can still be easily seen here on O’ahu. Not in some far off reserve, but a short 20 min. drive from downtown Honolulu.

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Lords of Gardner: Ole Owyhee part II

An island kingdom crumbles into the sea. Refugees flee to a new land. With this new beginning, they prosper once more. Could it be the Atlantean myth? The Mayan-Egyptian pyramid connection? While it sounds like the story of Atlantis, it … Continue reading

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Paleobiogeography and the long memories of Ole Owyhee Part I

Not the most euphonious title. But paleobiogeography┬áis a marvelous thing to me. To put it in a slightly more simple way, it’s about how populations have expanded and contracted in an area over time.

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Why studia mirabilium?

I had been toying around with the idea of a blog for a long time now. And, as you can see from my teaser post about the Birds of the Pihea Trail, I finally decided to jump in. The question … Continue reading

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Birds of the Pihea Trail

A couple of weeks back, I went to Koke’e State Park on the island of Kaua’i to check out the native plants and animals. Just to have a little fun with it, I’ll describe what I saw as if I … Continue reading

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