Monday, March 9, 2009

But no picking!

After posting just now about the anemones, I realized readers might think that we still pick wildflowers as described in the song. Please note:

ing wildflowers used to be such a popular pastime that by the beginning of the 1960s, many of the more attractive flowering plants were on the brink of extinction. Anemones and cyclamen, which bloomed in profusion and symbolized the beauty of Israel's landscape, had nearly vanished. To reverse this trend, the Society for the Protection of Nature and the newly-born Nature Reserves Authority launched a campaign which focused on both legislation and public education. In retrospect, this turned out to be the most successful public environmental re-education campaign ever launched in Israel. Today, thirty years later, Israelis scrupulously avoid picking wildflowers and the country abounds with their rich splendor."
OK, now you can read the MyWorld post below. Thanks.


CathM said...

Dina... oh – yes, I remember the flourish of anemones on the Jerusalem landscape. I loved the wild flowers of Israel. Love the images in the previous post!

Cloudia said...

An amzing change in behaviour and landscape! Thanks, Dina

Kay said...

Yes, yes, I do try to NOT pick flowers and let them bloom longer. I'm glad wildflowers are doing better in Israel.

JM said...

Adding this note to the previous post makes the subject even more interesting.

ascu75 aka Don said...

yep I agree with JM xxx Don

Dick said...

That's a good thing, wild flowers belong in the wild.