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Maui Coqui Frog problem

Frog Busters (VIDEO)

Jeepers peepers: At only about the size of a quarter, coqui frogs are extremely hard to spot, but all too easy to hear.
Kanawao Hydrangea

Kanawao: Hawai‘i’s Hydrangea

Beautiful and distinctive kanawao shrubs decorate rain forests across Hawai‘i.
Maui Etiquette Class

Maui’s Mrs. Manners

Among other lessons, etiquette students practice listening without interrupting and the boys learn to help seat the girls before themselves.
Maui Humane Society Animal Emergency Services

Animal’s Best Friend

Thanks to a new Maui Humane Society initiative, the shelter launched its twenty-four-hour animal emergency response hotline last year. To reach the 24/7 hotline, call 808-877-3680 X211.
maui sea urchins

The Urchin and the Hala Tree

Learn about hala trees (Pandanus tectorius), which are among Hawai‘i’s most recognizable and versatile native plants.
mermaid

A Mermaid’s Tale

Meet the mermaid on staff at the Grand Wailea Resort.
octopus

Armed & Mysterious

He‘e (octopuses) have brief but magical lives. They mature within a year, mate, and die shortly after. What happens in between is the stuff of sci-fi flicks and Beatles’ songs.
rex Haleakala

Uncle Rex and the Mountain

Alvin “Rex” Ornellas shares history about Haleakalā National Park, one of Maui’s most popular attractions.
Jake Ramey

Point Man

What’s the best part of crafting custom spearguns? “I know every person who shoots my guns... I’m able to live vicariously through a lot of different people."
Carolee Higashino

Saying “I do”? Give her a ring.

In wedding planning, “Every day is different,” Carolee says. “One day I’m spray-painting candlesticks, and the next I’m climbing aboard a helicopter to check out a remote waterfall for nuptials in an exotic location.”
hawaiian cabbage

Cliff-dwelling Cabbages

From September to November, star-shaped blossoms emerge, releasing a marvelous perfume reminiscent of violets or honeysuckle.
Andrew Molina family

One Mo‘lina

Andrew Molina could be the lead singer of America’s next superstar boy band. Except for one small hitch: he doesn’t sing.
chili pepper water

Savoring the Burn

Locals splash chili pepper water on just about anything, but the origin of this ubiquitous Hawai‘i condiment remains a mystery.
world conservation congress

Diversity Is Life

The Indigenous Crop Biodiversity Festival takes its theme from a Hawaiian proverb, I ulu no ka lālā i ke kumu, “The branches grow because of the trunk,” a reminder that, without our ancestors, we would not exist.
Silversword

Haleakalā Silverswords

Summer is the prime time to observe an only-on-Maui botanical phenomenon: the blooming of the Haleakalā silverswords.
Rory Souza

Beware of Bulls

This protection bullfighter isn’t focused on the dangers to himself; he’s more concerned about riders’ safety.

The Artful Meal

FEAST Hawaii is a monthly culinary event designed to inspire your inner foodie and artist.
pooch fit

SIT! STAY! RUN!

There are a lot of dog owners who don’t have the time or energy to run with their dogs. So what do they do? Call PoochFit.
Ulua

The One That Got Away?

Ulua are no easy catch. The powerful, deep-sea-dwelling predators can weigh over 100 pounds. And they’re smart.
Akule

Living Calligraphy

In spring, mature akule (big-eyed scad) congregate in sheltered Hawaiian bays. Historically, Hawaiian villages posted lookouts to watch for whenever a big akule school came near shore.
Perfect Fit Bra

Support Your Local Role Model

A Wailuku lingerie shop aims to focus beyond lacy undies to the woman inside.
bee keepers

Hive and Seek

“Our goal is to be bee ambassadors, and we want to let people know that you don’t need to kill them.”
find missing lost ring on maui

Ringer

“When you get in [cold] water, you lose two ring sizes. There are thousands of rings in the ocean because of that.”
Ulili bird Hawaii

The Voice of the Ulili

The “wandering tattler spends the summer nesting near streams in the Alaskan tundra. When the weather starts to cool, the birds fly south to Hawai‘i.
Hana Hwy Mural

Radio Shack

Folks who regularly drive Hana Highway watch for a small concrete structure between Ho‘okipa Beach Park and Maliko Gulch, because every week or two, somebody repaints it.
Hawaii Aloha Law

Aloha—It’s the Law

Are you familiar with the Aloha Spirit law?
Maui Christmas bell ringer

Saved by the Bell

Meet the jolly elf who has brought in the most donations of any bell ringer on Maui.

A Day in the Life of Maui People

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upcountry maui

A Perfect Day Upcountry Maui: HI Country (VIDEO)

Follow your local guide and make the most of Upcountry Maui.