Monday, May 14, 2012

Grevillea Rosmarinifolia

This Grevillea Rosmarinifolia is very hardy. it is drought tolerant, frost tolerant and adapts to different soil types. One cool trait about the Grevillea Rosmarinifolia is that it is a very variable plant. In nature it grows naturally over a varied group of areas so in cultivation you also get variation as well.

Hawaii state bird "The Nene"

Hawaii's state bird is called the nene, a duck. At one point in life this bird was almost extinct, but because of a new strict law, about 500 nene's are in existence today or more. You can find the nene in three places in Hawaii, Haleakala National Park on Maui, the slopes on Mauna Kea, Mauna kea State Park bird sanctuary. 


Monday, May 7, 2012

Hawaii Biomes

The types of biomes that are in Hawaii are Tropical rain forests, Deserts, Grasslands, and Temperate deciduous rain forests.
The Hawaiian tropical rainforests are a tropical moist broadleaf forest ecoregion in the. Hawaiian. Island. They cover an area of 6,700 km2 (2,600 sq mi) in the windward lowlands and montane regions of the islands. They cover an area of 6,700 km2 (2,600 sq mi) in the windward lowlands and montane regions of the islands.
The Kaʻū Desert is a leeward desert in the district of Kaʻū, the southernmost district on the Big Island of Hawaii, and is made up mostly of dried lava remnants, volcanic ash, sand and gravel. The desert covers an area of the Kīlauea Volcano along the Southwest rift zone. The area lacks any vegetation, mainly due to acid rainfall.

THE TERRITORY of Hawaii consists of seven inhabited islands, which are essentially volcanic domes. The maximum altitudes on the major islands are, roughly, Hawaii, 14,000 feet; Maui, 10,000; Kauai, 5,000; Molokai, 5,000; and Oahu, 4,000. The younger domes are relatively smooth and uneroded; the older ones have deeply desiccated slopes, great gulches, and steep ridges.