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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – while viewing the Caldera crater a huge chunk of wall collapsed and was engulfed in bright orange lava. 185 more words

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On the Hawaiian Hoary Bat

About 10,000 years ago, a land mammal miraculously survived the 2,500 or so miles of ocean between the North American continent and Hawai’i Island. The jury is still out on how it managed the trip, but the theory is that the ability to fly had something to do with it. 650 more words

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Researchers Training In Hawaii To Simulate Mars Mission

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HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Scientists will mix biology and geology this month inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as they help NASA get ready for an eventual manned mission to Mars. 238 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify

These fiddleheads remind me of an animal embryo.  I suppose in a way they aren’t that different; newly forming leaves that aren’t fully developed yet. 12 more words


Exploring Ka‘ū (Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach and Naʻālehu)

My sister asked me if I ever stayed home these days; I’ve been indulging my passion for travel, right here on the Big Island. These staycations have made me appreciate, once again, the wonder of living in Paradise. 1,659 more words

Eating In Hawaii

Overnight camping charges at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park begin Nov. 1

Starting Tuesday, Nov. 1, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will charge for all overnight camping as part of a plan to meet national standards for parks with similar visitor amenities. 272 more words


New 5-mile cat-proof fence protects endangered Hawaiian birds on Mauna Loa

Work is complete on what could be the largest cat-proof fence — five miles in length — in the United States.

The fence in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is designed to protect the federally endangered ‘ua‘u, or Hawaiian petrel, from the birds’ primary threat: feral cats. 310 more words