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February 20th 2006
Published: February 20th 2006
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Kibbutz Lotan is a very special place, and over the past month it became an important part of me. Throughout the month, as a group we spent most of our mornings working on our project--an "Insect Safari." We built a large wall with date palm branches, mud, and hay that eventually will be the perimeter to some sort of learning exhibit about insects. In the afternoons we learned about ecology, gl... Read Full Entry



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Jess, me, and Ilana
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The only place of year-round water in the region.
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Reaching across the Israel-Egypt border.
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Very soft sand.



21st February 2006

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Fun to see this, reminds me of my summer on Kibbutz Usha in 1976. My daughter is your age now and went to Israel with Birth Right. Enjoyed your posts.
24th March 2006

Very cool!
I was just skimming around some blogs and happened upon this one by absolute accident. I'm delighted that I did! My daughter, Shira, has been designing the Insect Safari as a student at Kibbutz Ketura (the Arava Institute). She told me that while she was on semester break others would be building the site. And look! It was you! I LOVED seeing the photos ... I was having a hard time visualize it. Thanks so much for posting such a newsy blog, with lots of wonderful pictures.

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