Two weeks ago we went out to a small reserve (although typical in size around here) to help mark the trails. We worked with a guy from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. He has a PhD in marine biology, and is responsible for a large area of coastline just north of Tel Aviv.
There is a line in the dirt in the picture to the right that is hard to see, but he told us it was a turtle track across the trail. There are also fox prints, so this may have been the turtle's last trek.
I'm always amazed by how much life can exist in dry climates with limited vegetation.