July 2016

Found 2 blog entries for July 2016.

Have you ever seen a Polynesian fire dancer?  They're unforgettable!

The best fire, knife and poi dancers on Kauai are members of the Colburn Family!

Before we get into the specifics, let me share a little history of Polynesia fire dancing - which began hundreds of years ago by the people of Polynesia. Polynesia spans over 4,000 square miles with hundreds of islands, and it is generally believed that the Maori people of New Zealand were the first pioneers as the originators of poi.

The History of Poi

Poi is a Maori word meaning “ball on a string.” Maori warriors used poi as a form of exercise to train for battle or hunting. By swinging the heavy balls, they developed wrist strength and flexibility to handle various weapons and tools. This

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Rarities mostly captured at the Princeville Botanical Garden.  These beautiful collectors items are organized according to orders and families to help create a context as to where they fit into the plant kingdom.  Some are not so rare but help to fill in that context.  We start with Monocots then move on to Eudicots (Dicots).  Omitted here are all palms, to be displayed in the Kauai Palm Compendium.


     Order Cycadales

Zamiaceae                                                                                                                                      B.




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