Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hawaiian Catchfly; Silene hawaiiensis

While walking along the rim of Kilauea Caldera one day, I stumbled across this lovely, flowering Hawaiian Catchfly, Silene hawaiiensis. This plant is endemic to the island of Hawaii, and is considered to be a threatened species. This specimen is growing in a substrate of volcanic ash emitted during an explosive eruption of Halemaumau crater back in 1790.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Introducing Kevin Michael Connolly

Aloha everybody! I want to introduce you to my friend, Kevin Michael Connolly. I got to work with Kevin and Crew while they were here on the Big Island shooting a pilot for a new television show for the Discovery Channel. In the show, Kevin travels around the world, exploring the environment and overcoming obstacles. Oh, did I mention that Kevin has no legs? It was really amazing spending the day with Kevin, especially watching him moving around on the lava fields. I couldn't keep up with him! Check out Kevin's website to learn more about this amazing guy!