About Kikaha by Island Air 14 – Fall 2017
The Hawaiian Islands were discovered by Polynesians on the move, sailing double-hulled canoes across expansive seas. Today, the movement of people in Hawai‘i continues to make for great stories, such as those of a chemist turned farmer cooking up experimental dishes in a food truck, and botanists who came across an unknown fern among the wild slopes of Maui. This issue celebrates such tales, and shares how you can join in.
On the Cover
An adult ‘i‘iwi, a scarlet honeycreeper, is one of the most common native forest birds in the Hawaiian Islands. The species showcases a distinctive bill that curves downward to better sip and extract nectar from tubular towering plants. Photo by Josh Esteban.