Entries by Ken Fields

Kepaniwai Park

Kepaniwai Park is a charming county heritage gardens in central Maui which includes various ethnic displays memorializing the different cultures that have played a role in the history of the Hawaiian Islands. The memorials at Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens include traditional Hawaiian dwellings of ancient times as well as the traditional homes of the people who […]

Kalepolepo Fishpond

Kalepolepo Fishpond, in Kihei, Maui, is the remains of ancient Hawaiian fishpond estimated to have been built between 1400-1500 AD. This type of fishpond uses lava rock and coral walls to keep water circulating while a wooden sluice gate allows small fish to enter the pond to feed, but prevents them from leaving after they […]

See Ya Next Year!

  See ya next year! Beginning in late October and stretching into late May, the Hawaiian Islands host some of the most majestic creatures this planet knows: The Humpback Whale, technically known as Megaptera novaeangliae. If you are here on Maui during this time of year, one of the best activities is a whale watch […]

Ae’o – The Endangered Hawaiian Stilt

Ae’o – The endangered Hawaiian Stilt, known in Latin as Himantopus mexicanus knudseni, is a protected species. It can be found in wetlands throughout the major Hawaiian Islands. The Ae’o has the longest legs per body size than any animal. It is estimated that if an ostrich had the same ratio of leg size to […]

The Fruit of Angels

Deliciously sweet with musky undertones and a soft, butter-like consistency, it is no wonder the papaya was reputably called the “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus. Once considered quite exotic, they can now be found in markets throughout the year. Although there is a slight seasonal peak in early summer and fall, papaya trees […]