The Music of Nature Blog
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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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!
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 …
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!
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.
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.
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.