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UH Manoa’s Lyon Arboretum hosts Endangered Species Days events on May 15-16

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Apr 29, 2009

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 for a schedule of activities and more information.