GOOD GUYS & BAD GUYS
Hawai`i is home to more than 23,000 different kinds of organisms, some good, some bad. A quick rule-of-thumb as to what makes a "good guy" and what makes a "bad guy" is its origin.
This website is a simple guide to a small selection of some of Hawaii's "Good Guys" and "Bad Guys". Each year, the Hawaii Biological Survey produces a series of trading cards that depict these good and bad guys. These cards are given out to school children in the state through events sponsored by the Bishop Museum. Each card has an image of the organism on one side and brief information about their biology, origin, and distribution in Hawaii on the back side. This website helps supplement the information on these cards and in some cases, provides additional information about each plant and animal.
The Hawaii Biological Survey is proud to serve the public in providing this information. We hope you enjoy the information and images provided on this site. If you have any questions concerning any of the organisms depicted on this site, please contact the webmaster.
Ackowledgments: Many people make it possible for the Hawaii Biological Survey to get this important information out to the public. The following HBS staff, and partner institutions and individuals are thanked for their help in providing photographs or text for the organisms shown on these pages:
This page last revised 13 January 2002