Sorek stream (Nahal Sorek) starts at Jerusalem mountains and on it’s way to the Mediterranean sea passes through Tsor’a valley (near Beit Shemesh).
I saw an article that told about big variety of animals (mostly birds, but there was footage of foxes as well). Unfortunately, it’s very hard to find any info in the internet. So, basically I went without any preparation and know how.
Map of the area:
Anemone coronaria, AKA poppy anemone is called Calanit metzouya in Hebrew. Which means common bride. The calanit earned its name because of its beauty and majesty, evoking a bride on her wedding day. It was also elected as the national flower of the State of Israel, in a poll arranged by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel.
I’ve just got ND filter and wanted to check it out. But, this photo doesn’t pass well the idea of traffic 🙁
Overall it’s a nice place for a trip, but if you want fully enjoy it you’ll need a guide. Israeli Nature and Parks Authority holds guided tours from time to time.
Also, there were talks about destroying this area (for modern construction, I think), so double check before heading there.
To find more about birds in Israel visit birds category.
That’s all for today. Hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll see you in future travels!
Here are several resources that I created to help travelers:
- Israel Trip Planner is the page that will help you to create your perfect travel route.
- National Parks And Nature Reserves page lists and put all national parks on the map. There is also a top list, information about ticket types and campsites.
- If you are looking for things to do, here are the pages for Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Sea Of Galilee, and Makhtesh Ramon.
- Wondering what events are there in Israel? Here is the Events And Festivals By Season guide.
And if you have any questions then check out Useful Information For Tourists To Israel.