Mauna Loa and Nāmakanipaio Campground Closures
March 15, 2014 - Due to high wind advisories, Mauna Loa is closed to backcountry hiking or camping, Mauna Loa Road is closed beyond Kīpukapuaulu (Bird Park) and Nāmakanipaio campground is closed to tent camping due to possible falling tree limbs. More »
Native Hawaiian Flowers are a Global Legacy
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018
Park kicks off 25th anniversary of World Heritage with After Dark program, Apr. 24
Hawaii National Park, Hawaiʻi - U.S. Geological Survey botanist and author Linda Pratt will present the story of the amazing and beautiful native flowering plants, both endemic and indigenous, that thrive in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The program, "Hawaiian Flowers: A Celebration of World Heritage," is a special After Dark in the Park presentation on Tues., Apr. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium.
Did You Know?
`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.