Wild Israel is a recurring series of articles originally published in the Jerusalem Post or the Times of Israel. This page contains expanded, less formal versions of the original articles with added pictures. It includes the citations I used to write the articles and links to other interesting sites.
From The Jerusalem Post
Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa pubescens)
Snapping Shrimp (Alpheus audouini)
Golden Jackal (Canis aureus)
The Egyptian Fruit Bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus)
Chameleons (Chamaeleo chamaeleon)
Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis and Sepia elongata)
Tarantulas (Chaetopelma olivaceum) and the wasps that prey on them
The Egyptian Mongoose, Herpestes ichneumon
From The Times of Israel
Please, everywhere you hike, take out more than you bring in!