Jerusalem’s Urban Oasis: Exploring Nature in Israel’s Capital – 4/24 at 7am

Event Details:

Date: April 24, 2024

Time: 7:00 – 17:30 IST

Address: Bus departs from multiple pickup points in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Pickup details will be sent after registration. Participants can also meet at the Nili and David Jerusalem Bird Observatory.

Join us as we reveal a hidden side of Jerusalem. This day out offers a peek at the thriving wildlife right under our noses. We’ll see conservation in action as we encounter migrating songbirds, free-roaming gazelles, and the people who are working to create a healthy, vibrant environment for all of us.

 

Our Tour Includes:

 

The Nili and David Jerusalem Bird Observatory
We’ll kick off our adventure at SPNI’s Nili and David Jerusalem Bird Observatory, right in the heart of Jerusalem. Despite its central location, right next door to the Knesset itself, this is one of the most active bird migration stopover points in Israel.

 

Gazelle Valley
Next, we’ll head to Israel’s largest urban conservation site, where a herd of 150 indigenous endangered gazelles roam freely in their natural habitat. While there, we’ll hear about the creative community initiatives, innovative water management systems, and rich ecosystems that help to preserve this urban oasis.

 

Scenic Hike in the Jerusalem Hills
As the day winds down, we’ll lace up our hiking boots for a walk in the Jerusalem hills. In this natural beltway around the city, we’ll get a chance to appreciate the wildflowers in their peak season and may spot local animals. This ecological buffer zone is the perfect grand finale to a day of discovery, right in Israel’s capital.

 

More Details:

 

Where: Bus departs from multiple pickup points in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Pickup details will be sent after registration. Participants can also meet at the Nili and David Jerusalem Bird Observatory.

 

When: April 24th, 2024

  • Tel Aviv – Pickup between 7 and 7:30 and drop off by 17:30
  • Jerusalem – Pickup between 8:30 and 9 and drop off by 16:15

 

Cost: Includes all entrance fees. A 10% discount is available for SPNI members.

  • From Tel Aviv: NIS 350 per person
  • From Jerusalem: NIS 275 per person

 

Price includes:

  • Bus transportation to and from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and between tour sites
  • Professional guides, experts on local wildlife and conservation

 

Difficulty level: We will be walking approximately 1 km at the Jerusalem Bird Observatory and Gazelle Valley and 2-3 km in the Jerusalem hills. Easy walking at all sites. Please contact us if you have accessibility needs.

 

For more information: call 0523-869488 or email reg.jbo@gmail.com

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