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Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1985 to protect and manage endangered Hawaiian forest birds (like the I’iwi pictured above) and their rain forest habitat. Located on the windward slope of Mauna Kea, Island of Hawai‘i, the 32,733-acre Hakalau Forest Unit supports a diversity of native birds and plants equaled by only one or two other areas in the State of Hawai‘i.
Fewer than 500 ko’oloa’ula plants remain in the dry forests of Hawaii, making it one of the state’s most endangered plants. Once used to make leis, the beautiful flowers are often hidden by the plant’s much larger leaves, so it’s often hard to notice the plant from a distance.
Aogashima (青ヶ島) is a volcanic Japanese island in the Philippine Sea.
'Ohi'a Lehua flower from the most common Hawaiian native tree in forests between 1,000 to 9,000 ft. It is said that picking a Lehua flower on the way to the mountains will bring rain