Today for work we went to the Hawaii Nature Center to explore the trails there. We spent over two hours fishing in the stream, observing the plants in the area and searching for “decomposers” (bugs such as millipedes, beetles, roaches and worms that decompose the leaves and make soil). It was really cool to learn all about the different types of wildlife in the stream. We caught tons of freshwater shrimp…they are incredibly small..and see-through!
The stream at the beginning of our hike.
Canopy of trees.
Allspice tree..the leaves smelled like gingerbread cookies.
There was a huge beehive in this tree.
Tons of heliconias.
Bridge over the stream.
Freshwater shrimp and snails.
With all the rain and wind this past winter, this huge tree came tumbling down. This is the root structure of the tree. Pretty neat.
Fungus of sorts growing on the tree.