Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Students Visit Pū'ali Wetlands

Kumu Kauka took the 3rd & 4th graders to Niumalu on Nov. 19, to visit Pū'aliWetlands. They looked for birds and learned about Makaloa sedge. This indigenous plant can be used in water and also to control erosion along stream banks and provide a natural food source and shelter for native water birds such as ʻalae ʻula (moorhen) and ʻalae keʻokeʻo (coot).
From http://nativeplants.hawaii.edu/plant/view/Cyperus_laevigatus

Bailey Ponce gets a close look at the makaloa sedge growing in Pū'ali Wetlands in Niumalu.