After Dark in the Park Video Archives - March 5 2013
March 5, 2013 - "The Building of a Wildlife Preserve in Ka'ū and the Tri-Mountain Alliance"
The Ka'ū Preserve is part of the largest and most intact expanse of native forest in the state of Hawai'i. Made up of four separate parcels of forested land, The Nature Conservancy Preserve features mountainous ridgelines with narrow plateaus framed by steep valleys. A closed-canopy koa and 'ōhi'a forest shelters a lush understory of native ferns where rare plants thrive, along with endangered forest birds like apapane, 'i'iwi, 'elepaio, 'amakihi and 'ākepa. John R. Replogle of The Nature Conservancy will speak about how the TNC Preserve in Ka'ū became a preserve and how the Tri-Mountain Alliance has played an important role in this endeavor.
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Did You Know?
The `ohi`a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) is a pioneer plant on new lava and a dominant tree in most mature Hawaiian forests. Honeycreepers, like the `apapane and `amakihi, are often seen sipping sweet nectar from its flowers. More...