McBryde Garden

There’s much more to Kauai’s wondrous McBryde Garden than its orchids. Here are some more photos from our recent visit, starting with Dave’s incredible picture of two rare Hawaiian Moorhens looking for lunch in a stream. We were told that they are normally very shy birds, but these two didn’t seem to mind us snapping their photos.

Hawaiian gallinule, Gallinula galeata sandvicensis, rare Hawaiian native birds, 'alae 'ula, McBryde Garden, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, National Tropical Botanical GardenWhite hibiscus flower, McBryde Garden, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, National Tropical Botanical GardenCoral Tree, Erythrina x sykesii, McBryde Garden, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, National Tropical Botanical Garden

Tropical trees near Lawa'i Stream, McBryde Garden, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, National Tropical Botanical GardenBrachychiton bidwillii, little kurrajong, flowering tree from Australia, McBryde Garden, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, National Tropical Botanical GardenCup of Gold flower, Solandra maxima, McBryde Garden, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, National Tropical Botanical Garden

Among Hawaii’s main islands, Kauai is the last refuge for many threatened birds and plants. McBryde plays an essential role in preserving endangered species. It’s a sanctuary for many of the islands’ endemics, like the yellow flowers with a honeybee in the next photo below. That’s a plant called Nehe in Hawaiian, one of many natives at risk. These and other imperiled tropical species make the garden a true conservation refuge, and a remarkable place to visit. Don’t miss McBryde Garden if you’re lucky enough to be on Kauai.

Lipochaeta connata subsp. acris, rare native Hawaiian species, Nehe, yellow flowers with bee, McBryde Garden, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, National Tropical Botanical GardenTropical trees, McBryde Garden, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, National Tropical Botanical GardenHibiscus flower, McBryde Garden, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, National Tropical Botanical Garden

Purple and white flower, McBryde Garden, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, National Tropical Botanical GardenBromeliads, McBryde Garden, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, National Tropical Botanical GardenTropical trees near Lawa'i Stream, McBryde Garden, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, National Tropical Botanical Garden

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