Kaulana Manu (“safe haven for birds”) is a marvel of nature. Along the Saddle Road of Hawaiʻi Island (Big Island), it is an oasis of vegetation in the middle of a former lava flow, or a kipuka. This raw and rugged ecosystem is special in many ways—boasting a diverse population of native plants and trees, it’s home to native forest birds whose habitats have otherwise been threatened or destroyed.
Through the effort of Na Ala Hele Hawaiʻi Island volunteers, Kaulana Manu is being restored to its natural, thriving state. Volunteer work might include removing invasive plants or maintaining sections of trail. Stay posted to find out what’s happening at Kaulana Manu throughout November, and in the meantime check out the Kaulana Manu website.