One of the signs depicting the flora and fauna of the sergeant’s grove Click for sign's details Translation of the text on the sign
: Moist Habitat (Winter Pool) What is a winter pool?
A winter pool is a natural water pool created as a result of rainwater draining to the lowest point in the area.
It is an important seasonal habitat that sustains a unique variety of flora and fauna. What is unique about this habitat?
Unlike other natural water systems, winter pools have two alternating cycles: a humid winter cycle and a dry summer cycle. As the rains begin, the pool comes to life and is filled with a variety of crabs, insects and amphibians that multiply in the pool.
Before the pool dries out, towards the middle of summer, the adult crabs lay unique eggs that are kept in the dry ground until next winter and die with the pool drying out. The rest of the pools occupants are scattered in the area until the next rainy season. The "grove" pool:
Until about a decade ago, the puddle of woods was filled every winter, but as construction areas increased around the woods, the pools drainage basin was cut off and dried up. In the winter of 2013, the Netanya municipality built a special drain that carries water to the pool from the nearby Alonim Street, and the pool has been revived. We will be happy for your patience on days when the pool is full. A winter pool is a habitat protected by law:
▸Entrance to the water is prohibited!
▸Do not remove water or any animal from the pool without coordination and obtaining a written permit from the Nature and Parks Authority.
Symbol of the Society for the Protection of Nature
Symbol of the Jewish National Fund
Symbol of the Netanya Development and Tourism Company Ltd.
The emblem of the city of Netanya
Urban nature site