We had quite the storm last night with over 40mph gusts knocking down a few trees in the rain soaked dirt. There were also a number of coconuts knocked down, so I took the opportunity today to have my first coconut water from an actual coconut. It took a while to split the pulp open, but was so worth it.
Laysan duck hiding in the dirt
A few days ago one of the residents told me about the lime trees across from the office. I took a few minutes to go harvest some citrus and was rewarded with a close encounter with one of the Laysan Ducks [only found here and one other island]
Banana trees in the foreground
There is also a stand of banana trees that will still produce once a year, though I missed the opportunity this year.
Small citrus trees in the opening
In the clearing across from the store there are a number of struggling citrus trees that still produce a few times a year. The kitchen staff will even make fresh grapefruit juice from the grove when they're available. Someone also mentioned a papaya tree somewhere on the island.