The Palila is critically endangered and struggling to survive. Their habitat is shrinking and their favorite source of food, the Mamane, is depleted from invasive goats, birds and rats. Conservation projects focus on removing invasive species and protecting both the Mamane tree and the Palila.
These two Palila are survivors. No matter what life throws them, they will be together. A kiss makes everything better. And with all these pretty Mamane flowers to keep a belly full, life is good.
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.