Category Archive for 'In Nature:'

. It is always a pleasure to speak before a curious audience about soundscapes, nature and birdsong. Last Friday I was invited to talk in Dunkeld by the local Landcare group, and premiered my a presentation: ‘Soundscapes through the Seasons’, showing how our local natural soundscapes change over the course of the year. After all […]

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When we visited Nagarhole in 2002, we faced considerable difficulties in making any sound recordings at all. Firstly, we had to seek permissions from the Chief Wildlife Warden of Karnataka State in Bangalore, necessitating a week-long journey to obtain the required documents. Nagarahole is a Project Tiger reserve, and access to the forest was restricted […]

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North America ticks all the boxes when it comes to trees – they have the tallest, oldest and biggest! The Coastal Redwood, the tallest living thing on earth towers skywards (110+ metres) leaving you feeling ant-like, among the ferns. The Bristlecone Pine, the oldest living thing on earth, approx 5000 years old, endures a harsh […]

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Traveling to the Mojave Desert was a pilgrimage of sorts for me. I am a desert lover and the idea of camping out under a desert sky and sleeping under Joshua trees had been living in my imagination for years, actually, decades. I can’t remember the first time I heard about Joshua Trees and the […]

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Have you ever done internet dating? We haven’t, but sometimes it felt as if we were; setting forth across north America for three months to meet some of our nature sound recording colleagues. In all, we met over a dozen professionals who, each in their own way, share our deep passion for recording the soundscapes […]

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When we describe birdsong as ‘nature’s music’, we often mean it more poetically than technically. The reason I think is that our music is based around scales and melodies – that is what we think of as musical. When we hear a bird singing ‘musically’, it is usually a species who’s singing is in a […]

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Our mornings begin early – 4am early! We are ready to go by 4.20am and meet up with Twomey (pronounced Too-mee), our local guide and companion while on Tetepare island. We walk one and a half kilometres along the shoreline, passing small estuaries, swamps, mangroves and limestone outcrops, before heading into the rainforest. Tweet

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We have just returned from 23 days walking the Larapinta Trail, which snakes its way for 223km – up ridge and down gorge – through the Macdonnell Ranges in arid central Australia. Tweet

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After 30 days of driving on Tanzanian roads our bodies (and gear) were feeling battered, bruised and we seemed to have as much dust on the inside of the Land Rover as on the road surface! Nevertheless, we felt some anticipation at the prospect of going to Ruaha National Park, a little visited national park […]

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With this post I’d like to take you through our new recording ‘Safari’ track by track – sharing how we made the recording and give you an insight into what you’re hearing. Tweet

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