Dry season rains can't turn back time,
But they do help delay the onset of deep spring drought.
And the swamp isn't as dry as it may appear:
Consider that current water levels (as of February 20th) in Big Cypress Nat'l Preserve are the same height as the 20th of June, a full month into the wet season. In ecological terms, that means the pinelands aren't flooded (not even close) but the lower lying cypress domes, strands and sloughs still are. Starting in late February, however, the water levels drop at a faster rate in response to (1) increasing air temperatures and (2) increasing plant transpiration. Currently, the cypress are mostly still bare, but the deep interior of the strands are already greening out. By March the cypress will be completely green.
Don't confuse that verdant green with lush.
Under the shade of the March cypress is usually exposed peat, not water.
It isn't until April and May that the water table in the swamp bottoms out.