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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 Is Here!

Spring Is Here!

Last Thursday, we had a brief warm and rainy spell. Although way too early in the season for amphibian activity here in upstate New York, I decided to visit a local natural area just in case a wayward Jefferson Salamander was on the move …

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Snow Trekker

Snow Trekker

Ever come across a salamander when you’re out for a walk in the snow? I would be surprised if you have, so you’re sure to impressed by this wonderful video featuring a Jefferson Salamander crossing a snow patch during its early spring migration from the forest to the breeding pond …

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Hi All! As you’re already aware (at least I think), I just published my new mobile application, Pure Nature – 3D soundscapes, which features a large selection of immersive 3D binaural soundscapes that are suitable for relaxation and personal enjoyment …

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Yasuni Soundscapes – Binaural Podcast

Yasuni Soundscapes – Binaural Podcast

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just published Yasuni Soundscapes, a fully-binaural, 30-minute narrated podcast featuring 23 recordings I made in early November in Ecuador’s lowland Amazon rainforest.

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Yasuni Soundscapes

Yasuni Soundscapes

I’m fresh back from the Ecuador rainforest and excited to share soundscapes I recorded at the wonderful Sani Lodge, located along the Napo River about 50 miles downriver from Coca, Ecuador.

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Yasuni

Yasuni

Guess what? I’m heading to Ecuador in a few days to spend a week at Sani Lodge, situated in lowland rainforest along the Rio Napo in Yasuni National Park. I’ll be gathering binaural ambience recordings for a movie about rainforest birds …

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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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