Some of the different traditional land divisions are discussed, focusing on the particular configuration of He‘eia ahupua‘a.
Seasons and weather of He‘eia are explained, and the importance of monitoring changes over the course of the year. Hi‘ilei explains the Hawaiian lunar calendar.
Rick discusses the vegetation across the ahupua‘a, from the mountain ridge to the shoreline, with attention to what plants would have been there historically and which can still be found there.
An introduction to the geography of Kaneohe Bay, and some of the important myths and legends. Hi‘ilei talks about the nature of the bay as a nursery for fish.
Rick discusses the different categories of birds which would have inhabited He‘eia, and those whose presence has still been noted, as well as the many introduced species.
Basic terminology relating to Hawaiian environments, plants, animals, and areas.
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