5/10/08 - Honomalino

Nature Conservancy volunteer day, planting native understory in former pasture lands. I planted 'a'ali'i, mamane, kolea, kopiko, pilo, mamaki, ho'awa, 'oha wai, and phyllostegia florabunda. Only the last one is fairly rare.

The western slope of Mauna Kea is often referred to as the greatest concentration of 'amakihi on the island, but at this moment the 'amakihi seem far more densely concentrated about 4500 feet elevation in Honomalino than I've ever seen on the western slope of Mauna Kea.