Only this Ramones song would suffice...
The 'Akohekohe is a funny looking bird. They have a rockin' white crest and polka dots all over. With all this flair, 'Akohekohes are difficult to miss, but unfortunately, they are very close to extinction. Hawaii conservation organizations are working hard to bring up numbers by protecting habitats, removing invasive plants and predators like rats and mongoose.
My 'Akohekohe pair are blissfully enjoying a beautiful day with sweet Lehua blossoms and kisses that would lift you off your feet.
To see what Hawaii conservationists are doing to help our birds, visit:
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.