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Hi Friends! Welcome to my Music of Nature blog, an ever-growing collection of free online articles, place-based celebrations, audio postcards, photo and video studies, musings and more … all created in celebration of the voices of the natural world.

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Spring Delights 2018 – Binaural Podcast

Spring Delights 2018 – Binaural Podcast

Spring Delights 2018 is a 24-minute podcast featuring immersive 3D binaural recordings I gathered this year during the height of spring. Don your headphones and join me on this incredible journey.

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Delayed Spring – April 24-May 1, 2018

Delayed Spring – April 24-May 1, 2018

It is early May and the great warbler migration is upon us here in upstate New York. Although the weather has not been the greatest, I managed to gather recordings on four different days and put together Delayed Spring, a new binaural 3D podcast …

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Backyard Bird Walk – Earth Day 2018

Backyard Bird Walk – Earth Day 2018

Listen now to an impromptu podcast where I share recordings of 26 species made in my own backyard on the morning of April 22, 2018. You’ll be delighted … such a wonderful celebration of the sounds of nature!

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Winter Windstorm

Winter Windstorm

Braving the elements on a frigid night in late February, I captured one of my favorite elemental soundscapes … cold, blustery waves of wind blowing powerfully through pines and spruces …

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Thoughts of Spring

Thoughts of Spring

Spring is just around the corner here in upstate New York. Jefferson Salamanders migrated less than a week ago, the woodpeckers are drumming like crazy, and I heard a cardinal singing in my yard this very morning. How exciting … such a delicious taste of things to come!

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Meadow Rainsong

Meadow Rainsong

Light rain falls upon an overgrown meadow shortly after sunrise. Rivulets wind across the clearing, draining away excess water from the receding storm. The sun, peeping through the clouds, throws a broad beam of light across the clearing as birds burst into song in excited anticipation of the coming day.

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Meltwater Melodies – Podcast

Meltwater Melodies – Podcast

Hi Friends! I’ve just published Meltwater Melodies, an 11-minute 3D binaural podcast recounting my visit to Oregon’s Cascade Mountains high country in mid-June. You’re sure to enjoy these wonderful recordings that feature numerous birds and frogs, along with the soothing sounds of meltwater brooks.

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Wind Over the Ridge

Wind Over the Ridge

Don your headphones and join me on a windy ridge in Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Experience and enjoy a soothing 3D binaural immersion featuring a panoply of bird songs typical of high altitude spruce-fir forest in the southern Appalachians.

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A Most Beautiful Robin

A Most Beautiful Robin

Over the years, I’ve gathered dozens of binaural soundscapes featuring the cheerful song of the American Robin, and many are quite nice to behold. But I do believe that the song I recorded at Cranberry Glades Botanical Area in late May of the year 2000 is the finest of them all …

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Wood Thrushes Countersinging

Wood Thrushes Countersinging

Behold this lovely 3D binaural soundscape that I just uncovered … two Wood Thrushes singing back-and-forth at dawn, recorded in hardwood forest at Land Between the Lakes Kentucky way back in 1995. Such a welcome reminder that SPRING is just around the corner!

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Forest Drizzle Meditation

Forest Drizzle Meditation

Enjoy this lovely Forest Drizzle soundscape, which is a test-run of a new experimental post format that I’m calling “soundscape meditations” … brief narrated introductions followed by at least several minutes of “pure nature” … maybe it’s a workable format, or maybe not!

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Aravaipa Waterscapes

Aravaipa Waterscapes

In the spring and early summer of 2017, I made three visits to the remote and picturesque Aravaipa Canyon in southeastern Arizona, truly an “oasis” in the desert. There I gathered many supremely immersive and relaxing soundscapes, most including the gurgling of the year-round Aravaipa Creek that passes through the canyon …

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Okanagon Thrushscape

Okanagon Thrushscape

Toward the end of my 2017 recording expedition, I traveled to the Okanagon Valle region in British Columbia where I managed to snag an excellent soundscape featuring three Swainson’s Thrushes singing in Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) in the mountains east of Oliver, B.C.

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Thunder Crickets

Thunder Crickets

While digging through my archive of binaural recordings in search of those I think are suitable for relaxation, meditation and healing, I came across this jewel. I’m calling it “Thunder Crickets” and it portrays a thunderstorm passing near a shrubby meadow in late September, here in my homeland of upstate New York …

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