Maui Wind Farms Threaten Bats and Birds

Nene

In February of 2017, the Maui News released a story on how Maui’s Wind Farms are seeking an increase in their permitted number of Hoary Bat and Nene fatalities. At the time of the story’s release Kaheawa Wind Power II had already exceeded their bat “takes” and Hawaii’s five major …

When the Wiliwili Tree Blooms, the Shark Bites

October 2017 – The Hawaiian people have always had a connection to the land and sea and one piece of their knowledge is “when the Wiliwili tree blooms, the shark bites.” -Travelling along the back side of Maui yesterday, we saw the beautiful blooms on the tree and wondered how …

Inner-City Youth Explore Maui Nature

The Maui News posted a wonderful article on how The Nature Conservancy is hosting eight inner-city youths from Los Angeles on Maui and the Big Island.  These high school students get to spend the summer working in nature! The program, now in its second year, is called LEAF – Leaders …

Hawaiian Petrel Breeding: 70% Success Rate

Maui Birding

At the beginning of July, many Hawaiian Petrel parents experienced breeding success as chicks finally emerged from their eggs and peered out into the world of Haleakala National Park. Living in burrows at the base of rock outcroppings, where erosional debris provides the perfect spot for their parents to create their …

Hiking in Maui: Some Places and Things to Consider

Hiking Maui

If you’re planning on hiking in Maui there are some great places to explore! We’re sure you’ve done some research and are excited to finally hit the trails. Before you head out, consider the following: If you’re planning on hiking in the East Maui area, check weather reports before you leave. If …

Road to Hana: Red Sand Beach- a Must See!

When people travel the road to Hana they often miss Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach). Although it may be listed in guide books, it can be a bit tricky to get to. We’re here to tell you, it’s one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui and you should definitely …

The Hawaiian Crow (Alala) Release: What Went Wrong and What’s to Come?

Sunday, March 19 2017 – Ivy Ashe from the Hawaii Tribune-Herald posted an amazing article today about the Hawaiian Crow (Alala). This past Thursday, Mokupapapa Discovery Center hosted a community talk revolving around the Alala release efforts; the reasons behind the fatality of three of the five released crows and …

Explore Maui History: The 1946 Tsunami

Keanae church

When you travel the Road to Hana, you can explore Maui History by veering off the highway before milepost 17. Down the hill you go to the Keanae Peninsula, where taro fields still abound and Aunty Sandy’s banana bread stand draws people from around the world. Friendly Hawaiians wave from …

Exploring Haleakala- A Maui Must-See!

Haleakala Crater

When you come to Maui, you have to experience the beauty that is Haleakala (House of the Sun) National Park. Maui’s dormant shield volcano that sits 10,023 feet above sea level is breathtaking. At the summit, you actually feel as if you could be on another planet, and the views …

Explore Maui Nature – Road to Hana

One of the best trips you can take while on Maui is the Road to Hana. Over 600 curves and 50 one lane bridges, all surrounded by natural beauty. It’s definitely something you don’t want to miss! As soon as the mile markers change to zero (where Hwy 36 switches …