I love the weird plants and animals and Kauai has their share.
This little guy was so fast I almost missed him.
These flowers (?) look like little lanterns.
The flower looks like strawberry, the fruit is almost a raspberry, but it is neither and apparently quite sour.
as fruit on the tree
as roasted beans
and coconuts pretending to be coffee.
coffee bushes in front, interesting evergreen lookalikes in the back
they are stunning in the sunset
As it ripens the individual pods fall off,
often a bunch at a time.
The most important animal on the island is the chicken.
They are all over the place-many got displaced in the hurricane and are now sort of wild. But still hanging around people. We named them all Bob.
These guys are all along the Kalalau trail
this little guy might be an import...
Nene, the Hawaiian goose, smaller and calmer than the Canadian type.
See all those white dots? Red footed Boobies! Bring your binoculars and you can see them quite well.