Winter pools bring nature’s bounty

The South offers more than wildflowers in the cooler weather – a tour of the northern Negev also spotlights strange creatures, recreational sites, monuments and a defunct reservoir.

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February 5, 2015 12:42
The Shafir Pool

The Shafir Pool. (photo credit: SHMUEL BAR-AM)

 
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If you are anything like me, you know next to nothing about the strange little creatures that thrive in this region’s winter puddles.

Ranging from the Middle East tree frog and fairy shrimp to the lesser water boatman and non-biting midge, they require a very specific habitat in order to survive. In fact, to be effective, winter puddles – also known as winter pools – must dry up in the summer.

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