On Wednesday, about 1.25 acres of land were set on fire in the Be’eri Nature Preserve near the Gaza Strip border. One turtle survived the fire and another was burned.
The Beeri Forest used to be a rolling landscape of hills and fields in the Besor region south of Saad Junction in the Negev. In winter, the landscape was a combination of green fields, open spaces and badlands. In February, the area was famous for its carpets of red anemones.