An unusual buzzing sound was heard above the treetops in the Garden. A new video clip, which is currently being produced for the University, was the cause.

The Quadcopter, a four-engine drone, hovered above the Israel plant collection and documented the Garden at the peak of its season. The new video is due to be released soon.

The Botanical Garden continues to prove an attractive site for photographers and film-makers. We most recently enjoyed accommodating the Israeli Educational Television, which is producing a second season of the children’s series Schuster & Schuster. This is a humorous educational show that deals with the connections among a variety of issues, including science, technology, culture and so on. With our water lilies (Nymphaea sp.) and pond lilies (Nuphar lutea)   blooming in the background, the filming took place near the water plant pond. 

Prof Jonny Gershoni is developing a new online course as part of the TAU-Online project. The course, entitled “Viruses and how to beat them”, will include several short videos. One of these was filmed in the Botanical Garden desert plot at the beginning of May and   presents several examples of interesting and provocative animal behaviour on Acacia trees.  

Making a video for Prof Jonny Gershoni’s online course, Photo: Tal Levanony

Making a video for Prof Jonny Gershoni’s online course, Photo: Tal Levanony

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