Outdoors


 TODAY, March 2 

WALKING IN THE WILD 

MEDITATION 

Where: ‘Iole, the Historic Bond Homestead, 53-496 ‘Iole Road, Kapaau 

When: 8:30-10 a.m. March 2 

Details: Gavin Harrison leads a silent hike on the first Saturday of each month. Suggested donation: $10-$15. 

Contact: info@iolehawaii.com or 889-5151 

ONGOING 

TIGER FEEDING, 

PETTING ZOO 

Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily 

Details: Tiger feeding at 3:30 p.m. daily. Saturday’s Petting Zoo is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. 

Contact: Friends of the Zoo, 959-9233, www.hilozoo.com 

NIAULANI NATURE WALK IN VOLCANO VILLAGE 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: Twice a week 

Details: Free guided one-hour nature walk through old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, short loop trail. The walk introduces individuals, families, and groups to the native plants and birds of Volcano. Guides focus not only on the biological, ecological, and geological features of the area, but also the cultural usages of flora and fauna by Native Hawaiians. Offered every Monday at 9:30 a.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. Free; donations welcome. 

Contact: Julie Callahan, 967-8222, julie@ volcanoartcenter.org 

SUNDAY WALK 

IN THE VOLCANO PARK 

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes NP 

When: Noon, on second Sunday of every month 

Details: Join FHVNP on park trails. Fee for non-members. Visit www.fhvnp.org. 

Contact: Friends of HVNP, 985-7373, admin@fhvnp.org 

COMING 

PEOPLE, LAND OF KAHUKU 

Where: HVNP Kahuku Unit 

When: 9:30 a.m. March 10 

Details: Ranger-led two-mile, three-hour moderate hike; see pastures, quarry, airstrip, 1868 lava fields. Learn about earliest Hawaiians to today. Walk in native forest, hear about earthquakes, eruptions, park plans to restore native ecosystems, cultural sites. Also March 24. 

Contact: 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov 

PALM TRAIL HIKE 

Where: HVNP Kahuku Unit 

When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 16 

Details: Relatively easy guided 2.6-mile loop over scenic pasture along ancient cinder cone with panoramic views. See relics of ranching era, sections of remnant native forest, 1868 volcanic features. Drive through gate, meet at visitor contact tent. Bring water. No advance registration. 

Contact: 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov 

 

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