Last month I posted about the "Iguana Rains" - the last storm, over the Easter weekend, which brings on the hatching of baby iguanas and the start of the dry season: Belizean Legend/Iguana Rains
Well, it's Easter weekend, so we're about to find out if the big storms happens... we've had a little bit of lightning and some thunder over the past few nights, but nothing major so far.
What I heard about today - what signals the beginning of the rainy season in June - is the arrival of the "Flat Flies."
According to my sources, right around June 1st - usually right on June 1st - starting at about 2 or 3 in the afternoon, you'll notice a whole lot of flies outside. Swarms of them.
By 5 or 6, they're all over your cars and your house and windows, and if you have any cracks or holes in your home, they'll make their way inside.
By 9 or 10 at night, their wings start falling off and they turn into crawling bugs of some sort, and you're left with a house full of dead bug wings.
The next day, the rainy season begins.
I wonder what other kinds of fun treats I'm in for up here in the jungle....