Natural History Collection
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park has a complex diversity of biological and geological resources. There is a wealth of specimens in our natural history collection.
Did You Know?
`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.