Hula valley (עמק החולה) | Agamon Hula (אגמון החולה) | Hula nature reserve
For nature and bird enthusiast alike, the Hula valley area and the Hula reserve center are big attractions in Israel. In the 1950’s the reserve, lush green lands, and beautiful city were swamplands that harvested mosquitos and plagues leaving the area barren. With hard work, the area was drained and cleaned, so that people could settle there. Because of the beauty of the area and the deep desire to secure a piece of nature and history, part of the area was set aside for the many wildlife species of birds and animals to graze in. Later the science community realized that by draining the area, the environment was not handling the change as well as it should have, and another share of the land was re-flooded so that the environment would become stable again and the animals would have better sources of living space and grazing areas. Later another area flooded naturally due to heavy rains, and it was decided then to leave it, as it increased the size of the nature reserve.
Hula Valley, which is in the upper part of Galilee in the northern part of Israel, is known best for its bird migration of over 200 species that use the area for a resting place between travel, many which can be seen at one of their many nature stops and hiking trails. Hula valley also has some beloved attractions that any visitor would highly enjoy. One is the remains of the Banias city, which houses the five relic temples of Greek god Pan, Nimrod fortress that overlooks the ancient city and has a memorable view of Hula valley, and the mountains of Naphtali and Lebanon. There are also many archeological sites in the area to visit such as from Tel Hatzor. You can also visit one of the museums, walk one of the nature trails, visit the Manara cliffs, or take a guided walking tour. There is no lack of entertainment and educational things to do in Hula valley and Hula nature reserve. Kayaking along the Jordan River, and camping trips are one of the nature reserves most popular attractions. They offer a lot of fun while you are taught some of the history of the area along the way.
Hula Valley hosts many nature reserves, some that are actual archeological dig areas. One of the most famous reserves even though it is a smaller of the many, is the Hula Valley nature reserve. This nature reserve offers back to the environment and the large bird population, by the way of rich and healthy land and water to feed and live upon. It also offers the visitors who come to visit, a way to enjoy the area without disturbing the population by offering solid trails and marked places to walk and rest at.
Cranes, pelicans, cormorants, and egrets are permanent dwellers to the area, while many other species use the area as a resting place between migration trips. Buffalo and white tail eagles move freely through the area along with other animals that enjoy the luxury of the rich land. Some of the fowl that had been extinct to the area for years have now been reintroduced, as conservationist are making a top effort to reenergize the land and help the fowl and animals back to where they use to be before the draining of the area. Beautiful aquatic birds and luxurious plants cover a vast majority of the area for visitors to view and enjoy. The rich population of wildlife makes the Hula valley reserve one of the finest in the world.
In a special presentation, visitors can view an interesting model of Hula valley, along with a special effects display of a flock of migrating birds, at the end you can have some fun and see what you have learned through hands on computerized quiz. Where many other nature sites use bikes and other forms of transportation around their facilities, Hula nature reserves lets you use your own feet power so that you can slowly, at your own pace, enjoy the beauty and natural environment that is around you.
Finding the beauty in Hula Valley and Hula Nature Reserve will be instant as you walk through the lands, enjoy the lush scenery, and take in the beauty of nature that surrounds you. There are few places in the world that will astound you, and leave lasting memories for a lifetime such as Hula valley and nature reserve.