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Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

FHVNP is a non-profit organization with members worldwide who have experienced the wonder and power of the park’s living volcanoes. In Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, friends and visitors can walk on new lava fields, hike thorough ancient rainforests, see plants and animals found nowhere else on earth, and learn to respect and celebrate the culture and traditions of Hawai‘i’s indigenous people. More »

'I'iwi in Mamane by Carol Johnson

Creature Feature

‘I‘iwi

Mamane (shown) are just one of Hawai‘i’s endemic trees that provide habitat and forage for native honeycreeper birds, like this scarlet ‘i‘iwi (Vestiaria coccinea). The bird’s long, decurved bill is used primarily for drinking nectar, especially from the red blossoms of ʻohiʻa lehua trees.

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