Three springs feed the stream within the boundaries of the Nahal Tavor Nature Reserve; Ein Rechesh, Ein Ze'ev, and Ein Shachal. Ein Rechesh is near Tel Rechesh, an archeological tel thought to be Anaharath, a town mentioned in the description of one of Thutmose III's campaigns, and also in Joshua 19:19, describing the allotment of the Tribe of Issachar.
The Tabor Stream received nature reserve status in 1974.
Flora includes Tamarix, Willow, Ziziphus spina-christi, Pistacia atlantica, Faidherbia albida, and Prunus korshinskyi trees. Many wildflowers grow during the winter months, such as Lupins (Lupinus pilosus), Cyclamen persicum, Anemones, Chives, and Asafoetida.