Phone: (02) 679-40123. Jerusalem Bird ObservatoryLocated near the Knesset, the Jerusalem Bird Observatory (JBO) is open to the public to stop by for bird watching, lectures, tours, close encounters with ringed birds and an eco-experience.The JBO houses the Israel national bird-ringing center and does extensive conservation studies and research. Don’t miss the wooden structure as you enter the site on the right, known as the hideaway, which is a great place to watch birds as they descend into a nearby fountain. This week the Observatory has arranged a series of activities around Jerusalem to celebrate Urban Nature Conservation Week.Ben Zvi Boulevard
Phone: (02) 653-73744. Jerusalem ParkThe Jerusalem Park is made of hundreds of acres of open, green areas and pine forests surrounding the city of Jerusalem and is a refuge for those who love nature.Planted by the Jewish National Fund after the establishment of the State of Israel and supported by the Jerusalem Development Authority and the Jerusalem Municipality, the park offers many activities around the year that are perfect for families. Many Jerusalemites head there to plant trees on Tu Bishvat.5. Wohl Rose GardenConsidered one of the 11 most beautiful rose gardens in the world, the Wohl Rose Garden opposite the Knesset is open to the public to stop by and smell the roses.The garden features around 15,000 rose bushes and more than 400 types of exquisite roses, many of which were gifts from various countries. The garden makes for a great place to enjoy a picnic, and take in the sprawling, well-kept lawns, pond with aquatic plants, sculptures, quarries and waterfall.Eliezer Kaplan Street, Givat RamiTravelJerusalem.com is a new online international travel portal offering all the latest information on things to do, places to eat and places to stay in Jerusalem.