The Saffron Finch arrived to Hawaii from South America in the 1960’s and is now found in most regions of the Big Island.
The Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis) is a tree-dwelling species of lizard native to the southeastern United States that was introduced to islands in the Pacific and Caribbean. Other names for this attractive and interesting lizard include the Carolina anole, Carolina green anole, American anole, American green anole, North American green anole and red-throated anole. In the pet trade they are sometimes referred to as American chameleons due to their color-changing ability. DoContinue reading “Green Anoles of Hawaii”
One of the most enjoyable aspects of living in Hawaii is the wildlife and the Gray Francolin is among our favorite creatures.
The entire population of Gold Dust Day Geckos on the Hawaiian Islands is believed to be offspring of eight lizards released on the University of Hawaii campus in 1974. These lizards are native to wetter regions of Madagascar, the Comoros Islands and Seychelles. “Gummy lizards” as they are sometimes called, feed on small insects, nectarContinue reading “Little Gold Dust Day Gecko Living Large”