May 27, 2012
Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff
A mural greets visitors at Molokai airport.
The Pelekunu overlook offers a panorama of the valleys below.
A weathered sign marks the entrance to the rain forest of Kamakou Preserve.
Guide Russell Kallstrom leads a hiking tour through Kamakou Preserve.
Native Hawaiian sedge (right) are a common sight along Pepeopae Bog.
Kallstrom led a tour past ohia trees (left) through Kamakou Preserve.
An Ohia Lehua flower grows along the Pepeopae Bog.
A red damselfly sat still on the ohia plant.
The akala flower will eventually bear the Hawaiian raspberry and can be found in Kamakou Preserve.
Ohelo 'Ai, or native Hawaiian blueberries, grew in Kamakou Preserve.
Hawaiian hydrangea can be found in the preserve.
A cyclist made his way along a dirt road leading inland to Molokai Forest Reserve.
An SUV navigated deep ruts filled with water in the Molokai Forest Reserve.
The Staghorn Club Moss resembles a Christmas tree and grows in the wet areas of Molokai Forest Reserve.
Towering eucalyptus trees provide a canopy in the Molokai Forest Reserve.