Monday, October 01, 2007

Dust, Part IV

The entrance to Bosque Santa Lúcia is just up ahead to the right and dust is thick on the sides of the road. Notice the Brazil nut tree (Bertholetia excelsa) in the background with a new set of clothes. This is the same tree I showed only a few days ago without one leaf on it. In the foreground are three or four Taperebá (Spondias lutea) trees, all leafless. They will continue naked for a long period of time, probably until we get a good rain. It's interesting how some species put their new clothes on very quickly and others delay in doing so.

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