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An American Robin and a lament

Growing up in Chicago, American Robins (Turdus migratorius) were a favorite of mine. How could they not be? Robins are adaptable, resilient, and plentiful. As a little kid, they were an easy bird to observe even in the very urban … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about: Olona

In the 13 years that I’ve run Studia Mirabilium, I may have mentioned olona (Touchardia latifolia) in passing a few times. Well today, let’s give olona its due. Olona, long revered for the high quality cordage it provides, may prove … Continue reading

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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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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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Small Victories

I haven’t really mentioned anything about the Manoa Cliff restoration efforts lately. I would certainly be remiss if I didn’t let my dear readers know about some of the progress being made. Tackling large problems and solving them can be … Continue reading

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Manoa Cliff Forest Restoration

Now we’re getting into the meat of things. Helping restore a native forest has been one of the most satisfying things I’ve done here in Hawai’i.

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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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