Amazon Greener in Dry Season than Wet
November 26, 2007
The Amazon Basin (black outline) stretches across the heart of South America. Much of the area is covered by rainforests. Layer upon layer of amazingly diverse plants and trees reaches from the forest floor to the tree tops. With all this lush plant life, it can be hard to believe that parts of the Amazon go months each year with little or no rain. Even more surprising is the fact that the dry season may actually be the â€œgood seasonâ€ for tree and plant growth.
Topics: Environment, Ecosystems, Ecology, Geography, Amazon, Dry season, Amazon Rainforest, Amazon basin, Tropical rainforest, Forest, Rainforest