Excerpts from Jim Conrad's
Naturalist Newsletter

from the July 9, 2017 Newsletter issued from Rancho Regensis north of Valladolid, Yucatán, MÉXICO

Back in late April when the forest next to the hut was at its dry-season driest, we posted a view of the forest showing most trees in a leafless state, the forest's color mostly gray and brown. That photo is shown below:

forest view 1

Two weeks later, after a modest 3mm shower (±1/8th inch) certain trees and bushes tentatively began issuing small, undeveloped leaves, as documented below in the same forest view:

forest view 2

In late May, a month after the first shot, that part of the forest was truly green, though most leaves still needed to expand a little, and some woody species were only beginning to issue small leaves, as shown below:

forest view 3

Now in early July, after several weeks of good rains, I figure the forest can't get any greener. Below, the same view of the forest shown above is seen today:

forest view 4