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.
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.
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