The great weather invited us to explore The Iris Nature Reserve close to Natanya and Mediterranean Sea .
The Iris reserve is south of the city, close to the beach and is one of only two places in Israel, where you can still see the colorful bloom of rare and impressive flowers that grow in Israel. The Irises bloom in February – March and attract thousands of visitors from around the country who come to watch them bloom. Netanya Municipality works hard to preserve and enhance this reserve to ensure the survival of one of the rare flowers that grow in Israel.
The best time to hike the 2 Mile hike in the park is ofcourse to avoid the weekends, it was a perfect day to explore the place ,see the bloom and enjoy the quite atmoshphere.
Many of the flowers were still “Closed” and it sure looks promising in the few days to come to experience even better and stronger bloom.
At the West end of the park lies this beautiful yellow colored field and the blue sparkling color of the sea.
Clean,warm,sunny,beautiful,colorful, not crowded these are the words that came to my mind while walking the park.
There are many more places to visit http://www.flowersinisrael.com/photo-Iris-Nature-Reserve2008.htm but we are taking off to Lapland (North Finland) for a week where the we will experience very cold weather and do things we have not done till now….all about it will be on my next post, till then Chiao and stay warm.