Be sure not to miss a great nature walk in Volcano (it’s free):
“Niaulani Nature Walk” – Free Forest Tour in Volcano.
This one-hour nature walk travels through a lush portion of an old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, 1/7-mile 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., the weekly walk starts just one mile from the entrance to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Meet at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village (corner of Kalanikoa & Old Volcano Roads). Free (calabash donations welcome). Call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org