The severe seasonal droughts that help define this forest type have led to some unusual animal adaptations among certain amphibians and insects such as estivation, a summer-long sleep similar to hibernation.
Other animals show increased mobility as they seek out distant water holes and creek beds to wait out the scorching heat until the rains return.
To help us understand the dynamics of this fascinating biome, we created our very own tropical dry forests with wine cork trees, rocks, wood shavings, and animals.
Your little ones initially learned about where these forests are located.
They tend were shown a globe to see specifically what regions of the globe house these amazing wonders. Lastly, they created their own!