Laysan Albatross chick sheltering from hot sun in Bunch Grass (Eragrostis variabilis), a native species planted as part of USFWS habitat restoration

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Laysan Albatross chick sheltering from hot sun in Bunch Grass (Eragrostis variabilis), a native species planted Stock Photo
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Laysan Albatross chick sheltering from hot sun in Bunch Grass (Eragrostis variabilis), a native species planted as part of USFWS habitat restoration
Rosanne Tackaberry / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: M4RHN7
Bunch Grass is grown in a native plant greenhouse on Midway then planted by US Fish and Wildlife staff and volunteers including tourists to replace introduced invasive Golden Crownbeard (Verbesina encelioides) which is weeded out. Bunch Grass is a native species on the island, endemic to Hawaii, that provides shelter for nesting birds from wind and sun. It also prevents reestablishment of Verbena. The Bunch Grass is also known as Emoloa Lovegrass or Kawelu See DKE0DX or BE4T26 or BE4W07 or E29H90 or BE4TW5 for photographs of Verbesina on Midway.
Location: Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge & Battle of Midway National Memorial, Hawaiian Islands, USA