UH Manoas Lyon Arboretum hosts Endangered Species Days events on May 15-16University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
UH Mānoa‘s Lyon Arboretum announces several activities on Friday and Saturday, May 15-16, in celebration of its commitment to protecting and recovering Hawaiʻi‘s threatened and endangered species. Because there are more endangered species per square mile in the state than any other place on earth, efforts to protect this incredible biodiversity are extremely important.
Hawai‘i native plant photo contest (deadline for entries is May 5, 2009)
"Weed Pull" hands-on weed eradication project
Special behind-the-scenes tours of the Lyon Micropropagation Lab & the CCRT Seed Lab
Special guided tours
Plant sale & plant give-away
Plant propagation class (registration required)
Author‘s talk: "Extreme Gardening: Reclaiming One Woman‘s Life and 999 Plant Species on a Hawaiian Island" by Lucinda Fleeson
Native Plant Tour with John Hall
Book Signing: "A Hiker‘s Guide to Trailside Plants of Hawaiʻi" by John B. Hall
Book Signing: "Endangered Plants and Threatened Ecosystems on the Island of Hawaiʻi" co-authored by Dr. Mark Merlin
Hawaiian plant tour with Dr. Mark Merlin
STOPP (Stem the Tide of Invasive Species) weed ID card give-away with Dr. Shahin Ansari
Saturday children‘s activities
See the Lyon Arboretum Website at http://www.hawaii.edu.lyonarboretum. for a schedule of activities and more information.