Puerto Rico’s Rain & Dry Forests

Puerto Rico's Rain & Dry Forests The magic of Puerto Rico's rainforest is in the pristine beauty, the sounds, the quietness and the serenity. The forest hosts a number of unique plant and animal species such as the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot and the tiny coquis (indigenous tree frogs) that serenade the evening hours. You should spend a few nights in the forest to really appreciate the peace and beauty. The Puerto Rican dry forests are a subtropical dry forest ecoregion located in southwestern and eastern Puerto Rico. Many of the trees are deciduous,multi-stemmed trees, losing their leaves during the dry season which normally lasts from December to July. Although most of the forest was destroyed for agriculture prior to the 1940s, some patches of forest which pre-date that period still exist. Areas that were used for charcoal production or for fence-posts have recovered rapidly - after 50 years forests that had been used for charcoal production recovered to the point where they were indistinguishable from much older forests. In addition, large areas of secondary forest have grown back on abandoned agricultural land. Unlike areas which were only lightly used, these forests on abandoned farmland have far fewer species than do natural forests. Their path to recovery remains uncertain. http://poeticliterature.com/