Monthly Archives: July 2012

Koke’e part 2 of 2: The Mesic Forest

The Pihea and Alakai Swamp trails are some of the most popular trails in Koke’e. Birders of all persuasions find these trails to be almost guaranteed sightings of native forests birds as well as the chance to see something rare. For … Continue reading

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Koke’e Part 1 of 2: The Wet Forest

After 2 years, I finally returned to Koke’e on Kaua’i. Did I learn anything in that intervening time… or did I just regress? Either way, hiking through that native forest is still such a blissful experience…

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Snapshot: Kolea

One of the neatest looking Kolea (Myrsine ssp.) is this one. Myrsine linearifolia is found in a small portion of Koke’e on Kaua’i. Luckily, it is fairly easy to see. Look for it along the road  near Pu’u O Kila.

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