It’s made up of human constructed wetlands in the lowland areas along the Hule’ia River, which are managed in phases to allow for year-round nesting conditions for the birds.
The tour is one of several talks and demonstrations within Kauai’s wildlife refuges throughout the week in celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week, which extends through Oct. 14.
On the docket for the rest of the week are block print demonstrations and book signings from artist and author Caren Loebel-Fried, and a story swap session about history and events within the refuge system.
Tours of the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse are being offered and on Saturday, KPNWR is hosting a free day at Kilauea Point — complete with booths, educational materials, temporary tattoos and activities for keiki and adults. to be unseen in photographs.
“She volunteers every week with the Friends of the Lihue Library,” Larson said. “Two days a week, she comes in and handles the incoming books, sorts and categorizes them so we can have these book sales. She does it all year long.”
Lani Kawahara, the Kapaa Public Library branch manager, said the Friends of the Kapaa Public Library will host its once-ayear annual book and bake sale this Saturday and Sunday as well.
Presale for members of the Friends of the Kapaa Public Library is Saturday
Thursday was a chance for people to get into one of the wetlands that’s set aside for the birds, Waipa said; it’s not usually open to the public.
For Sorrel Weiss, of Waipa, the experience was a chance to get back to nature, as well.
“There are no people here and it’s quiet, about the nature,” Weiss said. “It’s cool to see what they’re doing out here. It’s such a beautiful and sacred place.”
To see the full calendar of events: fws.gov/refuge/ kilauea_point- from 9 to 10 a.m., and the public has an opportunity to shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
“We have baked goods,” Kawahara said. “We’re unpacking now. We have lots of Blu-ray movies, Hawaiiana, children’s books, and cookbooks. There are always a lot of everything, though.”
David Thorpe, Koloa Public and School Library branch manager, said the Friends of Koloa Library will be hosting its used book sale on Oct. 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Koloa Library. There will be CDs and DVDs, too.