(Same post as the last one but a video and more photos as I forgot to put them. Couldn't add to the original post)
Went to Henrhyd Waterfall last Saturday, and we were astonished at the sight. We parked our car in the National Trust car park nearby. On the way to the waterfall, it was still pleasantly cool but so dry that the moss in the woods was totally dried out. The ground was dusty. It was quiet, no sound of the water streaming.
When we arrived at the waterfall, speechless 😶
As you can watch the video, only a few lines of water were falling (almost dropping). The water pool underneath shrunk into a tiny pond. It was not supposed to be.
Actually we saw smoke and a helicopter near Pontypridd, on the way to Henrhyd waterfall. (Later we heard of a mountain fire). After that we heard another massive mountain fire at Twmbarlwm as well.
The woods are very dry and get easily fire by even any small fire as a trigger. The woods are thirsty. The trees around the stream looked still ok. But in the woods nearby our house, small shorter young trees and plants underneath the bigger trees are getting dried out. The leaves are dehydrated.
I've never seen such kind of draught in the woods. We hope proper rainfall. The nature is wonderful but the climate change makes innocent creatures suffering.
I usually post pictures of beautiful wonderful wild plants and animals (as well as my artwork), but this post is to raise awareness of the serious damage to the nature... #henrhydfalls #wales #lovewales #lovenature #naturelover #nationaltrust #dicovercymru #countrysidewalk #waterfalls #waterfall #wildlife #woodlandtrust #woodlandwalk #drought #discoverwales