Fossil evidence also suggests that some prehistoric fungi, such as Prototaxites, which lived about 420 million years ago, could have reached a height of up to 8 meters. Before the plants... Eight-meter-high mushrooms ruled the planet. These creatures were called prototaxites. The first findings were made by botanist John William Dawson in 1859. Then he found prototaxis
Humanity still has much to learn from the natural world, especially plants. The plant world is full of fascinating and unexplained phenomena to this day. Here are some examples of phenomena occurring in the plant world that are hitherto not fully understood: from the creation of symbiotic relationships (relationship with mutual benefit) of plants with other organisms to the memory of plants. Let's examine some of the amazing and inexplicable phenomena
These circles are a unique and mysterious natural phenomenon that has puzzled scientists for decades. Namibia's fairy circles are circular patches of land without vegetation that occur in Namibia's grasslands, especially the Namib Desert. The circles are usually between 2 and 15 meters in diameter and are surrounded by a ring of taller grass. They can appear in clusters and can
Israel is a country rich in natural beauty and diverse ecosystems. There are many different types of trees growing in Israel, including native and non-native species introduced over the years. Biodiversity: Despite being a small country, Israel has a high level of biodiversity due to its location at the crossroads of three continents. It is home to many endemic species of plants and animals,
New plants were discovered; The plant's foliage lacks green pigment after leaving photosynthesis in favor of an alternative dietary source on the forest floor, one stolen from the fungal "roots" (mycelium) that plants
The plant world is full of diversity, breathtaking beauty and holds many secrets that until now we have not discovered. Here are 25 interesting facts about plants that you probably didn't know.
– Did you know? Oak trees
Houseplants and home gardening are more popular than ever, so it's no surprise to see houseplants continue to gain popularity. If you're looking for a way to create a greener home, here are some of the trendiest plants for 2022, including grounding palms, pineapple plants and bromeliads, among others. Houseplants don't just improve our homes aesthetically by softening
Stuck in the busy and fast pace of daily life in the 21st century. Many of us do not have the time (and in many cases, patience) to delve into understanding the true value of the masterpiece of the bonsai tree. Despite their small size, bonsai trees are works of art that require diligence, knowledge, dedication and sincere love. Along with the ability to embrace mistakes and take challenges with a smile in order to nurture them. Article
The atmosphere of the house is determined, among other things, by the appearance of the interior of the house. The more variety, more color and green life there is, the better you will feel in your home. Our home is the place where you should invest in a positive atmosphere and beauty. How do we equip our home with green? A few tips. Adopting nature into our home, especially with plants and green decoration such as wall art,
planted forests threatened by development and construction; JNF plans to eradicate protections in law
The organization aims to preserve trees and expand forests nationwide, including by sharpening the very definition of what constitutes a "forest." The JNF is formulating an ambitious national strategic plan for 25 years ahead, to add hundreds of thousands of dunams to the country's forests and to protect the groves by law. The plan will seek to define forests in the broadest possible sense and map areas for conservation. Both planted forests and natural forests.
"Growing native plants and trees, and cultivating the soil, are some of the key strategies to help save our planet." Another year of bizarre weather that keeps climate change in the spotlight around the world. New green technologies like carbon capture and electric cars, and innovations like plant-based meat substitutes, are making headlines. But there's a whole category of other, age-old options – solutions
Ten percent of all vascular plants are used as medicinal plants, and it is estimated that there are between 350,000 and almost half a million species of them. Since ancient times, plants have been used in medicine and are still in use today. In the beginning, the method of trial and error was used to treat diseases or even simply to feel better and, in this way, distinguish useful plants with beneficial effects. The use of these plants
A picture of Dov sitting in the back of a pickup truck, in a sitting position, while his mind wanders to the depths of his soul – and he is led to the veterinarian. When this hungry bear stumbled upon a honey farm in Turkey, he probably thought he had won the jackpot. There, seemingly hive after hive were filled with this beloved sweet honey at hand. He didn't think twice and started gobbling. but
The vast natural world contains many plants with different shapes, sizes and colors and strange characteristics. But no one can explain the uniqueness that certain plants offer. The most prominent of them include quite unique features that are worth getting acquainted with. Nature has given us rather strange plants. They are known to range from incredibly beautiful to frightening and daunting. However, it was their peculiarity that made the
Flora and fauna life in Israel is rich and varied, partly due to the country's geographical location at the confluence of three continents. About 2,600 plant types have been identified, ranging from alpine species on the northern mountain slopes to crescent species in the steppe in the south.
Knowing snake repellent plants can be helpful and is of great importance if you live in an area where snakes thrive. They love damp and secluded spots with dense leaf cover and also sunny gardens with stones. Snakes can easily take up residence on your plot without you knowing – until they are suddenly surprised. Although many snakes are not venomous or threatening to humans
No less than four geographical regions and four different climatic zones are located in a tiny country with a length of only about 600 km. How many trees grow in Israel and what main varieties grow here? What is the most planted and common tree in Israel? Fascinating facts about the nature of the Land of Israel that you probably did not know. Rarely, such a wide variety of different climates, types of vegetation and soils, all
Who planted the world's largest man-made forest? What is the desertification process and why does it worry humanity, which is building "green walls" of trees and forests to stop its spread? And also: what do the big forestry projects look like – the arid desert wastelands in different countries around the world. All of these – plus selected videos later in this article. Deserts around the world are expanding with the impulse
The pandemic has allowed many of us to develop a new appreciation for the outdoors. But of course, this renewed preoccupation with nature comes at a time when the natural world is facing climate crisis, deforestation, pollution, etc.
IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE YOU CAN SEE WHAT THE FORESTS IN ISRAEL LOOK LIKE, WHAT VEGETATION AND FUNGI THEY ARE CHARACTERIZED BY, AN INTERACTIVE MAP THAT SHOWS WHERE THE FOREST RESIDES AND HOW TO REACH IT. YOU WILL ALSO READ ABOUT THE CHALLENGING AND EASIER ROUTES, SUITABLE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, CAMPING, SPRINGS, TREES, THE LENGTH OF THE ROUTE, HIKING, CYCLING AND CAR ROUTES, AS WELL AS FORESTS WITH 4X4 ROUTES. ACCESSIBLE FORESTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, PARKING LOTS, SITES AND TRAILS – ALL IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE.
forest walks in the country during the mushroom season; What wild mushrooms can you find in Israel and where to look
Israel has 3 different climates. In each of them, a different variety of fungi develops. Most of the mushrooms can be found in the north of the country (they love moisture), although they can be encountered even in the Judean Desert and the Negev.
Humid tropical and subtropical forests with tall, wide trees, plants with wide leaves, cover a total of 14% of the earth's land surface, but support less than half of all species and are key to the ecosystem, making them a crucial factor in meeting climate and environmental conservation goals. As a result of human activity, 33% of the biome was destroyed and another 22% damaged. What is a bioma? Bioma