We offered an evening presentation at the very lovely Volcano Art Center of Volcano Village. The event was well attended and we shared a rich discussion about the similarities and differences of invasive species found at higher elevations, such as the Myraca faya and Kawili ginger. Although the Kawili ginger is a different species of ginger than found below, species in the Zingerberaceae family tend to be invasive here in Hawai\’i. Many people make the mistake of planting them in their yards for their spectacular beauty and often delightful fragrance. This mistake has caused yet another nightmare for the environment.