Recent rains in Kona have brought luxuriance to this dryland forest at Ka‘ūpūlehu. Puakala, ma‘o hau hele, hauhele‘ula, maiapilo, and ‘ōhi‘a are flowering, and ‘āweoweo lacks its distinctive scent. Wiliwili, kauila and ‘ohe makai outplanted by HawCC/UHH students a couple years ago are doing amazing. Mahalo to the ‘ohana of Ho‘ola ka Makana‘ā for caretaking this special forest.
Hilo in Kona