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Almost three years ago we left Portland, Oregon, and moved i...
A neighbourhood in Haifa at night. Every outside light left on by carelessness, every street light too high or too strong, draws a sea turtle hatchling in the wrong direction, confuses a firefly away from its mate, disrupts someone’s sleep...

Since I was a little girl the beauty of the stars has enchan...
Children and parents holding a banner saying “Declare an Emergency Climate Crisis!”


You can't expect a mother to do nothing when her child's who...
Hard to believe this is a wild carrot (Photo: Debbie Zimelman)

Nature ‘n Nosh — A family of all ages

Nature ‘n Nosh Picnic

Ten years ago, out of the blue, I had the first opportunity ...




Degania can be seen in the background with pioneers crossing the Yarden by cart

The original settlement of Moshava Kinneret​. Ono the left is a tall building, called Beit Tridel, and it still exists.​

What an exhilarating experience to see our beloved Lake Kinn...
Nahariya flood in the 1930s (Photo: Courtesy of Nahariya Museum)

 It is Sunday, January 5, 2020, around 20:00. Returning...
By Trevor Janes with the help of Laura Brown People see sust...


The girls’ notice board in the grocery store

Photos by Einav Olswang How ingenious youngsters got to grip...
Volunteer Adi Mantegvosh Amara with an egg-layer who said ‘Thank You’ after de-lousing (Photo: Freedom Farm Sanctuary)

Mother and daughter dairy cows Angela (left) and Gali, saved from slaughter and re-united (Photo: Freedom Farm Sanctuary)

ESRA’s Maia Aron with Billy, a goat who was considered “useless” because of his disability and was left to die (Photo: Ruth Levy-Abramson)

It may be difficult to teach empathy and compassion, but it ...
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg (Photo: Wikipedia)

The youth climate change demonstration in Tel Aviv Rothschild Boulevard

A protester with the words “I want to live” etched on her face

Photos: Strike for Future Israel It's sexy, it's cool; the i...
Have bin bags, will clean up ... (from left) Martha Kruger, Karen Fruchtman, Sylvie Schapira, Claire Curetti and Sylvia Kruger

When ESRA member Sylvie Schapira landed in Zichron in 2015, ...
Is solar power the answer? The world press is full of articl...
OPINION by Mike Porter "We are all children of God" – Zorika...

Israel is a rare example in the world of a water-starved cou...

Tremors in our part of the world are overdue. Don't panic – ...
The garden’s waterlily pool



Two views of Botanical Gardens baby baobabs

In the land of dreamers, every new venture starts as a dream...

Hot smoking ground with Kibbutz Nachal Oz in the background

A firefighter and fire truck working on the edge of the Beeri Forest


A salute to the brave men tasked with putting out the flames...
The tree with branches everywhere ... the sycamore in Netanya’s HaShikma Garden. Photo Credit: Avishai teicher, via Wikimedia Commons

Modern mosaic of the sycamore

If trees could talk, the Etz HaShikma (the Sycamore) of Neta...
Henry Shakenovsky on his bridge over untroubled waters in his Ramat Hasharon garden. Story and photos by Lynette Karp

A koi swims in the stone fish pond

 Henry Shakenovsky is not only a distinguished man of t...
Illustration by Denis Shifrin

 It was a hot day when I discovered I needed some disti...