Lately I have become really interested in natural soundscapes, taking time to stop and listen to the sounds around me when I'm exploring wild areas. I worry that wild, untrammeled soundscapes are becoming a thing of the past, becoming more and more limited by the encroachment of human-made sound.
Soon after I started thinking about natural soundscapes I stumbled upon Bernie Krause's The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding The Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places. If you enjoy sounds of nature, you should check it out!
I decided it would be an interesting project to start recording and sharing some of the soundscapes I encounter while out and about. Even though I am no sound expert, I am posting my recordings here. I also post them to Instagram and to YouTube.