HAWAII “Big Island” • OAHU • KAUAI
A Betchart Expeditions, Inc.
in association with
Pacific Horticulture Tour
April 1-11, 2019
We invite you to join us as we explore the botanical
wonders of Hawaii, with leadership by an excellent
Hawaii naturalist and a botanical expert.
Botanically, Hawaii is one of the most unique
locations in the world! It is famous for its subtropical
weather, mild ocean breezes, Polynesian culture, and
diverse evolution of the native flora and fauna.
The Hawaiian archipelago has existed for tens of
millions of years and was colonized by wind blown
seeds and insects, migrating
birds, and floating vegetation
washing on shore. From these
random beginnings the
natural world was created.
It is beautiful, unique, and a
Hawaii offers the inquisitive
traveler many opportunities
to see native flora and fauna
in the national and state
parks, and forest preserves. Botanic gardens,
arboretums, and estates focus in part on preserving
native species and, in some cases, endangered
species propagation. The gardens also are
wonderful places to see tropical trees, bushes, and
flowers from all over the world.
On this botanical adventure, we will explore the
finest botanical gardens on the islands of Oahu, the
Big Island of Hawaii, and the Garden Island of Kauai,
plus the geological wonders and native Hawaiian
trees, plants, and birds at Hawaii Volcano National
Park, and majestic Waimea Canyon and Kokee State
Park. From the brilliant red i’iwi bird to the Koa and
Kukui trees, Hawaii is a natural gem just waiting to
Come join us for lifelong memories of the
wonders of these splendid islands!
Margaret M Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions Inc.
for AAAS, Sigma Xi & ACS