Video: Have you ever seen a nēnē eat ‘ōhelo berries?
Have you ever seen a nēnē eat ‘ōhelo berries? Thanks to Volunteer David Boyle, now you can in his short video. Meet “Green FI,” a 17-year-old male nēnē whose mate was run over by a vehicle on Chain of Craters Road last summer. While it warms our hearts to see Green FI thriving, please remember to drive cautiously and look out for nēnē.
At Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, nēnē eat leaves, seeds, fruits and flowers from a wide variety of native plants, including ‘ōhelo, pūkiawe and ‘ūlei. Never feed nēnē, as this makes them accustomed to humans and cars. Let them eat their natural diet instead, like FI is doing here.
We hope Green FI finds another mate this breeding season to share in the bounty of native plants within the park!