spring 2018 | Nature Campus
The students on a tour in the Zoological Garden  photo: Noga Kronfled-Schor

Zoos constitue cultural and educational institutes designated for the general public, as well as important scientific institutes in which diverse studies on wild animals are carried out.

Celebrating “The Botanical Gardens Day”, photo: Kineret Manevich

“The Botanical Gardens Day” was celebrated three days before Passover. On this day, all around the country, eleven such gardens opened their gates and welcomed everybody to enjoy a day of fun activities.

Our two coatis, photo: Ilil Pratt

Anyone who has noticed our pair of coatis must have wondered how these animals, originating from distant South America, have found their way into our Zoological Garden, which mainly holds animals from our own region.

Emmer, photo: Gavri Sion

In the previous "Garden News" we wrote about the "Land of Wheat" project, in which we planted several traditional wheat varieties (land races) alongside modern cultural wheat.

The feeding apparatus, photo: Ron Elazari-Volcani

If you have happened to look recently at the water birds' yard you might have wondered about the purpose of the new apparatus. It's very simple – it's a feeding apparatus for birds!

Jackfruit tree , photo: Gavri Sion

Have you ever heard of a tree called Artocarpus heterophyllus? And what about the Jackfruit tree? Artocarpus heterophyllus is a tropical tree from the Moraceae family.

A lesser kestrel’s nestling, photo: Hadar Yosifon

The summer is almost here in the breeding season is on:

Hadar and the chicks, photo: Ron Elazari-Volcani

Our greylag goose flock comprises seven geese: two breeding pairs and one female, which also breeds. And how does she breed alone? She probably "steals" copulations from one of the two males. From which one we are not sure, and we are not going to take part in gossip!

On Monday, May 28, 2018, a national seminar on reptiles intended for Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA) guides was held in the Steinhardt Museum on Natural History, as preparation for updating the "Red Book".

Harvesting Tef, photo: Eyar Cohen

At the beginning of May we started harvesting the Tef plot (Eragrostis tef).

A new fence in the Oasis plot , photo: Kineret Manevich

A new safety fence has been erected around the water pond in the Oasis (Ein Gedi) plot. The Garden’s team, led by Haim Kahalani, installed a light fence that enables comfortable and safe observation of the water plants.

The squirrel in the thicket aviary, photo: Noga Kronfled-Schor

Our Caucasian squirrel, which we transferred to the thicket aviary about three months ago, is enjoying his large and varied new environment.

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