This page contains resources about the natural history of Hawaii in general and Maui Nui in particular. We are currently focused on adding content related to identifying plants and animals.


[A great, illustrated resource to learn about identification, status and cultural aspects of Hawaiian plants.] [Security Note: there is no need to enable Adobe Flash on this website.]


[Focused on invasive species, it is a great source of information on native species as well]

Ecosystems References

Observing Ecosystems at Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge: A guide to coastal ecosystems on Maui.

Species References

Hawaiian Insects: Nice introduction to native and introduced insect species.

Hawaiian Scarab Beetle ID: Great resource on this group of beetles for the islands.

Marine Algae of Hawaii: Nice resource for native and introduced species.

Marine Life Photography: by Keoki and Yuko Stender (Careful, not all images are from Hawai’i!)