The spring was used by the ancient town of Naburiya, which was a Jewish settlement during the first and second temple periods, and the Mishnah and Talmudperiods until the 7th c. The spring was cleaned up and repaired by the JNF.
The Hula Valley is a major stopover for migrating birds and a popular place for bird watching in Israel. With abundant rainfall, the valley boasted a lake and seasonal swamp – a variety of landscape and flora which attracted a wide range of birds.
The Iris Haynei flower, was first found in 1876 and is endemic to the Gilboa Mountains. It is a protected flower, and grows in the Gilboa nature reserve in Samaria. The flower is known locally as the Gilboa iris.
The Naftali Ridge and Ramin Cliffs are in a lovely forested area in the Upper Galilee. The Naftali ridge, at 700 meters above sea level, provides a great view of the Golan Heights, the Hula Valley, as well as Southern Lebanon.