The dry season here is not excessive, nor is there any estivation, as in some tropical countries.
It was clear that nature was in preparation for her estivation.
First, it may be remembered that this period corresponds nearly to the active life of the animal before and after estivation.
An inactive state resembling deep sleep, in which some animals living in hot climates, such as certain snails, pass the summer. Estivation protects these animals against heat and dryness. Compare hibernation.