satellite view from PMNM
E komo mai; welcome! Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is surrounded by a lei of foam in the middle of the North Pacific; it's a beautiful, special place.

Not only are there albatross on Midway, but many other interesting kinds of wildlife, both on the land and in the sea. Please enjoy exploring FOAM, an educational blog actively done while on Midway from May through August 2010. Posts are added from off-Midway, as information becomes available. If you're interested in a particular topic, please use the search box or the alphabetical list of "labels" along the left side of the blog page.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Brush Your Shoes

Yep, if you're going to Midway, you gotta scrub your shoes -- with brush & soapy water...and really check all luggage to be sure there are no soil, seeds, plants, insects or other animals accidentally backed along with your clothes.

The Refuge is a unique ecosystem.  Non-native species accidentally carried to Midway can get out of control and become serious pests, completely damaging Midway's ecosystem.  Take a look at the pictures in FOAM's "Alien Invasive Plant Activity" (top menu bar) to see how the non-native plant Verbesina has become a terrible, terrible pest.

1 comment:

Edward said...

Excellent; thank you so much; we Midway residents certainly appreciate your helping us take care of our ecosystem.