When you’re visiting the Makauwahi Cave and Mahaulepu Beach on Kauai’s southern shore, you might want to step over (literally) to Lida’s Field of Dreams, a small nature preserve with Giant African spurred tortoises and native plants. The field is a fenced section of the Makauwahi Cave Reserve managed by Lida Pigott Burney and Dr. David A. Burney.
The preserve has approximately twenty tortoises, along with native plants that are harvested for seeds to be used in other native restoration projects. The site was once overgrown with weeds, but the tortoises (with an appetite for weeds) keep the weeds at bay while allowing the plants to flourish. Keikis (children) and families will enjoy the tortoises while nature lovers will appreciate the emerging native forest.
Admission is free to the field but there is a donation box next to the steps that lead over the fence.
Lida’s Field of Dreams is across the dirt road from the parking area for the Makauwahi Cave.
Lida’s Field of Dreams Photos
Lida’s Field of Dreams is near Poipu in the vicinity of the CJM Horse Stables. Bumpy and often muddy dirt roads lead to the Cave Reserve. See the map link above for driving directions. The roads are on Grove Farm property owned by Steve Case of AOL fame, and access is provided during the day. A gate on the road is closed and locked promptly at 6PM so be sure that you depart the area in time.