Farewell to Midway

Friday, June 19, 2009 PA’A: “steadfast, learned, determined, strong, to hold, keep, retain.” I walked along the paths with the albatross once more today and even made an attempt to teach them about their parents’ journeys out to sea (see Ms. Sutton Teaches Albatross video in the Midway Movie...

A Visit to Eastern Island

Thursday, June 18, 2009   We headed across the channel this morning for a visit with the residents of Eastern Island (See map on June 7, 2009 blog entry). Eastern Island is home to 3 species of albatross (Laysan, Black-footed, and Short-tailed), 2 species of booby birds, including the...

Clearing the Runway

Wednesday, June 17, 2009   One of the objectives of Papahānaumokuākea ‘Ahahui Alaka’i (PA’A) program is to assist the Midway Wildlife Refuge with some stewardship activities. In addition to helping them with their tagging program on Midway, we have also assisted them with the removal of invasive species from...

Midway History Class

June 15, 2009 A home isn’t a home until you know its history; whether that history be happy, sad, trivial, or monumental. We headed out on our bikes for a historical island tour of the island, led by Tracy Ammerman (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). In 1903, the Commercial...

Sand Island Scavenger Hunt

June 14, 2009 Our PA’A facilitators designed a scavenger hunt to help us become familiar with Sand Island, our home for the next 7 days. We checked-out bikes from the “garage”, referenced our Sand Island map and began our journey to locate various landmarks and points of interest for...