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Haleakala National Park Plants

Hundreds of silverswords dotting a crater landscape are a spectacular example of Haleakala's unique flora. All the park's flora is equally outstanding. Except for some pervasive grasses, Haleakala's upper elevation forests and shrublands are entirely native. Most species are endemic;found nowhere but Hawaii. They survive here, now relying on the park staff intensive management efforts to control invasive non-native biota.

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Maine Puffins
Maine Puffins

Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer.