Author Archives: Sebastian Marquez

Confidence in a Better Future (Feat. Efren Reyes)

I mentioned in one of my recent posts about gaining confidence in my reforestation work from basketball of all things. Well, here is another fine example of that confidence in a better future from the legendary Efren Reyes. It’s a … Continue reading

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Getting to know your Hawaiian Lobeliads #37: Trematolobelia kaalae

Trematolobelia kaalae *From Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai’i

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Lobeliad update

Going through the updated phylogeny for the lobeliad series. Wow, there is a lot to unpack! And a lot for me to update. Even my last post is basically out of date now. I’ll be updating each entry as I … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Ginko trees and connections in deep time

Arbor day in Hawai’i is coming up again and I am reminded of my trip to Korea about 8 years ago. We were staying at the Jeongju Hanok Village when we came across this old Ginko tree with a sign. … Continue reading

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Getting to know your Hawaiian Lobeliads #36: Cyanea membrenacea

Cyanea membrenacea *From Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai’i

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The Reification of Pu’u ‘Ohi’a: Manoa Cliff 10 years part II

Part I showed what we have done in the last 10 years at the restoration site. What lessons did we learn in that time that may help for the next 10 years?

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Let’s talk about: Olomea

I’m going to try something a bit different. I got the inspiration for doing this from the 1 comment in the ‘aka’aka’awa post. Internet searches can and are wonderful ways to find out about native Hawaiian plants and animals. But … Continue reading

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Manoa Cliff 10 years Part I: A look back

It seems like yesterday I walked into the native forest on Tantalus. It is a memory that sticks out clearly in my mind; June 20, 2010. And in a seeming instant, a decade has past.

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Rare post on a common bird

It has been over a year since I last posted. I’m still trying to figure out what to do with the blog going into the future. In the meantime, I visited Texas for the first time and I thoroughly enjoyed … Continue reading

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The face that we almost forgot

If you are of a particular age cohort, you will remember the sensation that was M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense. Lauded, then cliched, for its plot twist, the movie was also known for Haley Joel Osment’s famous utterance: “I … Continue reading

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