Category Archives: Hakalau

Week 14 – Bye Bye Nene

My apologies for the tardiness of this post, but its been a whirlwind four days. Wait… that was only four days? Wow. Tuesday was my last day on the mountain, and the last bits of work that I did involved … Continue reading

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Week 13 – Hitching is still a Legitimate Option on the Big Island

First off, Go Ravens! On to other things. Work this week was uninteresting. The only thing that was different from past weeks was a higher percentage of time spent controlling holly. Ugh. However, Friday and Saturday brought a much needed … Continue reading

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Week 12 – Intro to Hermitage

Ravens in the Superbowl today! Woo! Blogging before so I don’t get distracted by their future victory. So… I’ve been the only “refugee” up at Hakalau this week. Working all alone (despite the presence of others on the refuge). Thus, … Continue reading

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Week 11 – Mist Netting and Forest Bird Banding!

Friday was awesome. The rest of the week was pretty normal, work-wise, also including a good bit of data-entry, but Thursday and Friday contained much excitement. Our supervisor came back up the mountain (injured from his vacation) to help with … Continue reading

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Week 10 – A Visit from my Adventure Buddy! (pt 2)

First off, go Ravens! To a battle of brothers Superbowl we go! Especially exciting because my AB, whose visit I will continue to enlighten shortly, is from Massachusetts and we had a little wager over the game. Anyway, this week … Continue reading

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Week 9 – A Visit from my Adventure Buddy! (pt 1)

Blah blah blah – vegetation plots, out-planting mapping, Nene re-sighting, trap checking, and even some fence maintenance. The best part of this week was the first half of my Adventure Buddy’s week-long visit to the Big Island with me! She … Continue reading

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Week 8 – Lava and Goslings to start the New Year

Work this week was fairly normal: trap checking, Nene sighting, nest harassing, seed preparation, working in the greenhouse with the Horticulturalist and volunteers… We’re used to the drill by now. However, New Years Eve was great fun down off the … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Erckel’s Francolin: the other other OTHER white meat

First off, I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, I know I had a delightful one, despite (or perhaps because of) its uniqueness in the line of Christmases I have experienced. On Monday, I had the whole refuge … Continue reading

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Week 6 – The Mayans can’t get ANYTHING right…

Just kidding, I know the Mayans weren’t actually predicting the end of the world, just a start of a new giant cycle, meaning lots of zeros in the date, and we all know how much Americans love numbers with lots … Continue reading

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Week 5 – Mist Netting, finally!

I’m getting my update in a little early this week because I will be unable to update tomorrow – we’re planning on a day trip to Kona! But you’ll have to wait until next week to hear about that. So, … Continue reading

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