Spectacular Biodiversity Celebrated on Stamps

September 2nd, 2010

On September 1, 2010 the U.S. Postal Service issued the 'Nature of America: Hawaiian Rain Forest' stamp pane and stamped postal cards.

Featuring a Hawaiian rain forest, this 2010 Nature of America collectable stamp pane is the 12th and final pane in an educational series focusing on the beauty and complexity of major plant and animal communities in the United States.

Previous issuances in the Nature of America series were Sonoran Desert (1999), Pacific Coast Rain Forest (2000), Great Plains Prairie (2001), Longleaf Pine Forest (2002), Arctic Tundra (2003), Pacific Coral Reef (2004), Northeast Deciduous Forest (2005), Southern Florida Wetland (2006), Alpine Tundra (2007), Great Lakes Dunes (2008) and Kelp Forest (2009).