We lost our extra volunteers this week. They went back to Honolulu on Thursday along with two of our long term volunteers, David and Eryn. They got a lot of native plants planted and weeds pulled. We did get a new group in and it was nice of Amelia to stay to help train Anthony, Eamon, and Dani. They've had to learn quickly about botulism and Laysan ducks. We've had a few sick ones this week.
I'll be flying out on the next plane, and coming back 3 1/2 weeks later. I've had a lot of leave time to burn up this year thanks to spending 9 1/2 months on Tern Island last year. I'll try to do a blog when I get back, or maybe I can do an entry while I'm in the Czech Republic.
Tyler and Nikki are cutting back some of the naupaka in front of the FWS office.
The water was a lot clearer 2 weeks ago when I took this picture of some teardrop butterflyfish, threadfin butterflyfish, a moorish idol, a saddle wrasse, and a female spectacled parrotfish.