When drought and nature collides
Since a couple of weeks the drought here in Holland is getting in to its new phases of actually tarting to give a lot of issues. Forrest fires and mooring fires are really a challenge here in the South East region, en in the wetlands the dikes are starting to develop some issues.
But the weird thing about moor land is how fast it comes back after being burned down entirely. Check it out!
You can see that the gras is already growing back on the soil that is still burnt. Talk about resilience that nature has more than we realise. If you look at it from a perspective it is actually quite a beautiful sight even though the cause of it is really not that good.
So a couple weeks ago this land was destroyed by a fire which we all got NL alerts from. An NL alert is like a text message telling you to stay inside because there might be danger in the area. Call it like an Amber alert but for different events. And that events was multiple fires here. Some were bigger than others and luckily this fire was put out within a day. I walk here quite often, and it is really cool to see how nature is coming back so fast, way faster than I had expected. But on the other hand. The drought was also so much faster there than I had expected. Because in Febuary there were still multiple alerts for high tides in the rivers here. Everything was so wet, it felt like a swamp.