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Episode 66: Castle Crags Wilderness-Blustery Night at Little Castle Lake
This was recorded on a blustery night in a stand of tall Red Fir and White Fir trees near Little Castle Lake in Castle Crags Wilderness, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. I was camped out in the snow not far from where this recording was made, and I set my recording rig up to record the wind overnight. The night was very windy and I was camped closer to a standing dead tree than I should have been, so I laid awake most of the night hoping that a branch or even the whole tree wouldn't blow down on my campsite. Luckily, it didn't. And thanks to some creative use of snow, I was able to get this recording with only minimal microphone wind noise. Which means I was able to capture the sound of the wind in the trees and not the unpleasant sound of the wind hitting the microphone. If you'd like to see pictures of the area I recorded this, and how I used the snow to protect my microphone from the wind, I will be posting them on the Instagram account for the podcast. You can find it by searching @soundbynaturepodcast.  Sound By Nature is produced by me with the generous support of listeners like you. If you appreciate field recordings which have been gathered mindfully with respect for nature, and are completely free from advertising, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Will you help me continue to provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used help me keep giving you ad free, thoughtfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast if you can. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, thanks! Thank you very much to my supporters for your monthly support. Your contributions have helped me upgrade my equipment, which has hopefully improved your listening experience, they have helped cover the costs associated with gathering these recordings, and they motivate me to continue providing you with natural sounds. Recently your contributions have helped me purchase materials to make wind protection for my microphone,  you can see pictures of my handiwork on my Instagram. Also, thank you to everyone that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast, and the few of you who have reached out by email. I really appreciate it. If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. If you'd like to see a few pictures from some of the places these episodes were recorded, check out the Facebook and Instagram pages for the podcast, you can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. I really hope that these recordings provide you with a bit of solace from the many stresses of life. Whether you use them to ease you into a restful night of sleep, help you achieve a meditative state of mind, or just for stress relieving natural ambience, I hope they benefit you in some small way. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay sound.
01:04:21
March 1, 2021
Bonus! Red-winged Blackbirds at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
This bonus episode is composed of three recordings of Red-Winged Blackbirds I gathered at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge near the California-Oregon border in Siskiyou County, California. This wildlife refuge is not remotely located and is popular with birders, and as such there is quite a bit of noise pollution. So instead of giving you one long recording full of passing jets, airplanes, cars, trucks, trains, and people ooh-ing and aah-ing at the abundant birds, I put this together from mostly noise pollution free segments of recordings I gathered that day. The first part is a large flock sitting in cattails lining the edge of a canal and is eight minutes long. The second part is a large flock roosting in, and moving between, willow trees and is nine minutes long. The third part is a small and dispersed gathering sitting in cattails and singing mostly individually. The segments have been faded together slightly to give you a continuous listening experience. Listen for passing Trumpeter Swans at 16m45s. I really hope you enjoy this bonus episode.
23:33
February 19, 2021
Episode 65: Castle Crags Wilderness- Snowmelt Rain
This was recorded on a clear and sunny morning in a stand of Red and White Fir trees, after it had snowed the night before, in Castle Crags Wilderness, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. As the sun warmed the snow covered trees towering above, it began to melt the snow, which rained down onto the snowy forest floor.  Sound By Nature is produced by me with the generous support of listeners like you. If you appreciate field recordings which have been gathered mindfully with respect for nature, and are completely free from advertising, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Will you help me continue to provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used help me keep giving you ad free, thoughtfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast if you can. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, thanks! Thank you very much to my supporters for your monthly support. Your contributions have helped me upgrade my equipment, which has hopefully improved your listening experience, they have helped cover the costs associated with gathering these recordings, and they motivate me to continue providing you with natural sounds. Also, thank you to everyone that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast, and the few of you who have reached out by email. I really appreciate it. If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. If you'd like to see a few pictures from some of the places these episodes were recorded, check out the Facebook and Instagram pages for the podcast, you can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. I hope that these recordings are able to provide you with a bit of relief from the stresses of these chaotic times. Whether you use them to help you fall asleep, achieve a meditative state of mind, provide you with a little natural ambience, or whatever you use them for; I really hope they help. Making them definitely helps me, and I am truly thankful to you all for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay sound. 
01:44:02
February 14, 2021
Bonus! Snowshoeing on the McCloud River Trail
I recorded this while snowshoeing on untracked snow down the McCloud River Trail from the Lakin Dam day use area to the overlook at the Upper Fall of the McCloud River.
38:09
February 5, 2021
Episode 64: Winter Day Beside the McCloud River
This was recorded on a partly cloudy winter day on the snowy bank of the McCloud River in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. Sound By Nature is produced by me with the generous support of listeners like you. If you appreciate field recordings which have been gathered mindfully with respect for nature, and are completely free from advertising, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Will you help me continue to provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used help me keep giving you ad free, thoughtfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast if you can. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, thanks! Thank you very much to my supporters for your monthly support. Your contributions have helped me upgrade my equipment, which has hopefully improved your listening experience, they have helped cover the costs associated with gathering these recordings, and they motivate me to continue providing you with natural sounds. Also, thank you to everyone that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast, and the few of you who have reached out by email. I really appreciate it. If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. If you'd like to see a few pictures from some of the places these episodes were recorded, check out the Facebook and Instagram pages for the podcast, you can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. I really hope that you are all staying healthy in body and mind as the pandemic drags on and the stresses of life try to wear us down. I hope that these sounds have provided you with a little relief from it all, or at least helped you fall asleep. I am grateful to have had this to focus on through these tumultuous times, and I am truly thankful to all of you for listening. Stay sound. 
01:05:02
February 3, 2021
Episode 63: Campfire on a Cold and Breezy Winter Night
This was recorded at a remote campsite near the Pacific Crest Trail in densely forested mountains in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County California. It was a cold, clear, moonlit night with a steady breeze blowing through the trees. I set up the microphone beside the fire to record late at night after the air traffic had died down, and after I went to sleep nearby, so you may hear the sound of a sleeping bag rustling here and there.  Sound By Nature is produced by me with the generous support of listeners like you. If you appreciate field recordings which have been gathered mindfully with respect for nature, and are completely free from advertising, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Will you help me continue to provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used help me keep giving you ad free, thoughtfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast if you can. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, thanks! Thank you very much to my supporters for your monthly support. Your contributions have helped me upgrade my equipment, which has hopefully improved your listening experience, they have helped cover the costs associated with gathering these recordings, and they motivate me to continue providing you with natural sounds. Also, thank you to everyone that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast, and the few of you who have reached out by email. I really appreciate it. If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. If you'd like to see a few pictures from some of the places these episodes were recorded, check out the Facebook and Instagram pages for the podcast, you can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. I hope you are staying healthy and safe in mind and body, and I hope these recordings help in any small way. Thank you very much for listening. Stay sound.
01:00:02
January 29, 2021
Episode 62: Squaw Valley Creek and Tom Neal Creek
This was recorded on a sunny and mild winter day at the confluence of Squaw Valley Creek and Tom Neal Creek in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. The swiftly flowing, rocky creeks provide perfect habitat for the American Dipper, a small bird that feeds by diving under fast moving water, often white water, in search of food. Both males and females sing year round, and they are North America's only truly aquatic songbird. Listen for their songs over the sound of the rushing water.  Sound By Nature is produced by me with the generous support of listeners like you. If you appreciate natural sound recorded live on location, which has been gathered mindfully with respect for nature, and is completely free from advertising, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Will you help me continue to provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used help me keep giving you ad free, thoughtfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast if you can. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, thanks! Thank you very much to my supporters for your monthly support. Your contributions have helped me upgrade my equipment, which has hopefully improved your listening experience, they have helped cover the costs associated with gathering these recordings, and they motivate me to continue providing you with natural sound. Also, thank you to everyone that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast, and the few of you who have reached out by email. I really appreciate it. If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. If you'd like to see a few pictures from some of the places these episodes were recorded, check out the Facebook and Instagram pages for the podcast, you can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast.  I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during these unsettling, uncertain, and unprecedented times. I hope that these recordings can help ease your stress or provide you with some sort of relief during this time where it seems that Murphy's Law has become the law of the land. Thank you very much for listening.  Stay sound.
02:09:59
January 17, 2021
Episode 61: Rain and Sleet Near the Snowline
This was recorded on a winter day with rain and sleet falling in a densely forested, mountainous area just below the snowline near the Pacific Crest Trail south of Girard Ridge in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest , Shasta County, California. Though a slushy accumulation gathered on the ground and in the trees, the true snowline was about two hundred vertical feet above the spot this recording was made.  This is an unsettling time to be an American. I recorded this on the day our Capitol building was overrun by pro-Trump, far right-wing, ultra-nationalist protestors. While all of that was happening I was walking past trees which were standing before that building had even been built, before this country had even been conceived. Trees which have endured countless storms and all manner of violent weather. I hope that our country can be like those trees. If our roots are strong and our heartwood has not become too rotten, and if the bark beetles of ignorance haven't burrowed too deep, perhaps we can weather this storm.   Sound By Nature is produced by me with the generous support of listeners like you. If you appreciate natural sound recorded live on location, which has been gathered mindfully with respect for nature, and is completely free from advertising, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Will you help me continue to provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used help me keep giving you ad free, thoughtfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting me if you can. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, thanks!  Thank you so very much to my supporters for your monthly support. Your contributions have helped me upgrade my equipment which has hopefully improved your listening experience, it has helped cover the costs associated with gathering these recordings, and it is incredibly encouraging for me to know that you value what I am providing you. I am extremely grateful for your help and I'm determined to continue to provide you with natural sound. Also, thank you to everyone that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast, and the few of you who have reached out by email. I really appreciate it.  If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. If you'd like to see a few pictures from some of the places these episodes were recorded, check out the Facebook and Instagram pages for the podcast, you can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. Thank you very much for listening.  Stay sound.
01:30:01
January 10, 2021
Bonus! Curious Raven in the Rain
This was recorded on a rainy day in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. I made a small hut to cover my microphone while it was raining, and a raven stopped by to inspect my work. The raven made some comments while performing it's inspection, but an unfortunate language barrier prevents me from being able to accurately translate what it had to say. I just hope I passed the inspection.
03:10
January 5, 2021
Episode 60: Crisp Winter Day at a Secluded Meadow
This was recorded on a crisp, clear, and breezy winter day at a secluded forest meadow in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. The wind blew steadily across the treetops with gentle gusts occasionally rustling dry leaves clinging stubbornly to the branches of nearby Black Oaks tucked in amongst towering fir and pines at the edge of the placid, snow covered meadow.  Sound By Nature is produced by me with the generous support of listeners like you. If you appreciate natural sound recorded live on location, which has been gathered mindfully with respect for nature, and is completely free from advertising, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Will you help me continue to provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used help me keep giving you ad free, thoughtfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting me if you can. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, thanks! Thank you so very much to my supporters for your monthly support. Your contributions have helped me upgrade my equipment which has hopefully improved your listening experience, it has helped cover the costs associated with gathering these recordings, and it is incredibly encouraging for me to know that you value what I am providing you. I am extremely grateful for your help and I'm determined to continue to provide you with natural sound. David, Alexandra, Jill, Meta, Paul, and Soo- Thank you! And thank you to everyone that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast, I really appreciate it. If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. If you'd like to see a few pictures from some of the places these episodes were recorded, check out the Facebook and Instagram pages for the podcast, you can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. I hope that everyone has been able to stay healthy in mind and body as this difficult year comes to an end. I really hope these sounds have helped a little. Thank you all for listening, stay sound.
01:02:56
December 30, 2020
Episode 59: Peaceful Winter Morning Near Pacific Yew Creek
This was recorded in stand of old growth conifers along the Pacific Crest Trail not far from Pacific Yew Creek in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. It was a cold, quiet, peaceful morning and I gathered this recording from a mossy spot beneath a Pacific Yew tree a short distance from the rocky, fast flowing creek. Sound By Nature is produced by me with the generous support of listeners like you. If you appreciate natural sound recorded live on location, which has been gathered mindfully with respect for nature, and is completely free from advertising, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Will you help me continue to provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used help me keep giving you ad free, thoughtfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting me if you can. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, thanks! Thank you so very much to my supporters for your monthly support. Your contributions have helped me upgrade my equipment which has hopefully improved your listening experience, it has helped cover the costs associated with gathering these recordings, and it is incredibly encouraging for me to know that you value what I am providing you. I am extremely grateful for your help and I'm determined to continue to provide you with natural sound. David, Alexandra, Jill, Gail, Meta, Paul, and Soo- Thank you! I would also like to give a special thanks to listener Leah who so kindly sent a generous donation to the podcast by mail. Thank you Leah!!! And thank you to everyone that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast, I really appreciate it!!  If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. If you'd like to see a few pictures from some of the places these episodes were recorded, check out the Facebook and Instagram pages for the podcast, you can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast.  It's been a difficult year in many ways and I really hope that these recordings have helped a little. Making this podcast has been incredibly helpful to me over this past year, and I am truly thankful to all of you for listening.
01:05:38
December 22, 2020
Episode 58: Misty Morning on the Pacific Crest Tail
This was recorded on a cold and misty morning while walking on the Pacific Crest Trail from the bridge over the McCloud River near Ash Camp to the Forest Service road near the Ah Di Na Campground. This section of the trail follows the McCloud River through a deep, rugged, and densely forested canyon. Sound By Nature is produced by me with the generous support of listeners like you. If you enjoy the podcast and appreciate natural sound recorded live on location, which has been gathered mindfully with respect for nature, and is completely free from advertising, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Will you help me continue to provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used help me keep giving you ad free, thoughtfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting me if you can. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, thanks! Thank you so very much to my supporters for your monthly support. Your contributions have helped me upgrade my equipment which has hopefully improved your listening experience, it has helped cover the costs associated with gathering these recordings, and it is incredibly motivating for me to know that you value what I am providing you. I am extremely grateful for your help and I'm determined to continue to provide you with natural sound. David, Alexandra, Jill, Gail, Meta, Paul, and Soo- Thank you! And thank you to everyone that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast, I really appreciate it!! If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. If you'd like to see a few pictures from some of the places these episodes were recorded, check out the Facebook page for the podcast, you can find it by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. I hope you all are staying safe and healthy in body and mind as this pandemic worsens. I really hope these recordings have been able to provide you with a bit of peace during these difficult and trying times. Thank you so much for listening, stay sound.
59:02
December 14, 2020
Episode 57: Crackling Campfire
This was recorded on a clear and cold December morning near Porcupine Butte in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The fire was made from the wood of the Lodgepole Pine which crackled and popped loudly on an otherwise peaceful forest morning. Sound By Nature is produced by me with production help from my dog and the generous support of listeners like you. If you enjoy the podcast and value natural sound recorded live on location, which has been gathered thoughtfully with respect for nature, and is entirely free from advertising, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Will you help me continue to provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used help me keep giving you ad free, mindfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting me if you can. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, thanks! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of my supporters for your continued support. Your contributions have helped me upgrade my equipment which is hopefully improving your listening experience, it has helped cover the costs associated with gathering these recordings, and it is incredibly motivating for me to know that you value what I am providing you. I am extremely grateful for your help and I'm determined to continue to provide you with natural sound. David, Alexandra, Jill, Gail, Meta, Paul, and Soo- Thank you! If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. If you'd like to see a few pictures from some of the places these episodes were recorded, check out the Facebook page for the podcast, you can find it by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. I hope you all are staying safe and healthy in body and mind as the pandemic continues to worsen. I really hope these recordings have been able to provide you with a bit of peace during this wearying time. Thank you listening, stay sound.
01:01:02
December 8, 2020
Episode 56: Natural Shelter from the Storm
This was recorded just inside the entrance of a lava tube during a storm on the north flank of the Medicine Lake Volcano in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The gusty wind blew swiftly across the brush and pine trees on the lava field above, while the falling rain gathered and dripped from the jagged lava rock around the lava tube entrance. Sound By Nature is produced by me with production help from my dog and the generous support of listeners like you. If you enjoy the podcast and value natural sound recorded live on location, which has been gathered thoughtfully with respect for nature and is entirely free from advertising, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Will you help me continue to provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used help me keep giving you ad free, loop free, mindfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting me if you can. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, thanks! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of my supporters for your support. Your contributions have helped me upgrade my equipment which is hopefully improving your listening experience, it has helped cover the costs associated with gathering these recordings, and it is incredibly motivating for me to know that you value what I am providing you. I am extremely grateful for your assistance and I'm determined to continue to provide you with natural sound. David, Alexandra, Jill, Gail, Meta, Paul, and Soo- Thank you! If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. If you'd like to see a few pictures from some of the places these episodes were recorded, check out the Facebook page for the podcast, you can find it by searching for @soundbynaturepodcast.  I hope you have been staying healthy in body and mind as this pandemic continues and gets worse here in America and around the world. I really hope these recordings are able to provide you with a bit of solace during this unprecedented and difficult time. Gathering them is certainly helping me, I hope that listening to them is helping you in some small way. Thank you very much for listening. Stay Sound. 
01:30:00
November 21, 2020
Episode 55: Snow Falling From Towering Sugar Pines
This was recorded in a dense forest the morning after the first measurable snowfall of the year beneath massive, towering Sugar Pine trees and other native conifers in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. As the sun hit the treetops above, it warmed the snow laden foliage, which loosened it's icy grip and sent it's load cascading into the branches below and onto the snow covered forest floor. Sound By Nature is produced by me with production help from my dog and the generous support of listeners like you. If you enjoy these recordings and value natural sound recorded on location with no advertising, which has been gathered mindfully with respect for nature, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Can you help me continue to provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used to help me keep giving you ad free natural sound recorded live on location. I hope that if you can you will consider becoming a supporter. To those of you that are already supporting the podcast, thank you so much. I am extremely grateful. Your support has helped me upgrade my equipment, which is hopefully providing you with a better listening experience. And aside from that, it is incredibly motivating to know that you value what I am providing for you. You can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Apple Podcasts, and by telling friends and family about it. Thank you. If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms(hopefully constructive), please e-mail me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. I hope that everyone is safe and healthy in body and mind as this pandemic wears on, and I hope that these recordings have been able to provide you with a bit of solace during this incredibly stressful and challenging time. Thank you very much for listening.
45:03
November 16, 2020
Episode 54: Deep Forest Breeze
This was recorded on a breezy autumn day in a densely forested gully near the Pacific Crest Trail in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. Wind blows steadily in the treetops with occasional gusts rustling the dry Pacific Dogwood leaves still clinging to their trees while showers of Douglas Fir needles rain down from the massive trees towering above.  There is some unfortunate noise pollution in the form of air traffic in this episode, I hope it doesn't ruin the listening experience too much. It's not the first time there has been noise pollution in an episode, but it is definitely the most noticeable. I thought that otherwise it was an interesting recording, so I decided to release it. There are chattering squirrels, a pileated woodpecker, ravens and their wingbeats, and lots of other interesting forest sounds aside from the commercial air traffic. I was thinking of labelling episodes with gratuitous noise pollution explicit, if only as a way of giving you a little warning about it without having to read through the episode description. What do you think? You can let me know by emailing me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com, or by going to the Facebook page for the podcast and commenting your thoughts on the post for this episode. Find it by searching @soundbynaturepodcast and please like and follow the page while you're there. Thanks! Sound By Nature is produced by me with production help from my dog and the generous support of listeners like you. If you enjoy these recordings and value natural sound recorded on location with no advertising, which has been gathered mindfully with respect for nature, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Can you help me provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used to help me continue giving you ad free natural sound recorded live on location. I hope that if you can you will consider becoming a supporter. To those of you that are already supporting the podcast, I am extremely grateful. Your support has helped me upgrade my equipment, which is hopefully providing you with a better listening experience. And aside from that it is motivating to know that you value what I am providing you. Thank you.  If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms(hopefully constructive), please e-mail me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. Thank you to everyone that voted, and thank you for listening.
01:09:43
November 8, 2020
Episode 53: McCloud River Trail- From Upper to Middle Fall under the Full Moon
This was recorded while walking on the McCloud River Trail beneath the full moon in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The McCloud River Trail winds along the McCloud River and passes three creatively named yet nonetheless beautiful waterfalls, Upper, Middle, and Lower, the largest being Middle Fall at over fifty feet tall and one hundred feet wide. This recording takes you down the trail from just above Upper Fall, to below Middle Fall.  Sound By Nature is produced by me with the generous support of listeners like you. If you enjoy these recordings and value natural sound recorded on location with no advertising, which have been gathered mindfully with respect for nature, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Can you help me provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used to help me continue giving you ad free natural sounds. I hope that if it is within your means you will consider becoming a supporter. To those of you that are already supporting the podcast, thank you so much. Your support has helped me acquire new equipment, which is hopefully improving your listening experience.  If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms(hopefully constructive), please e-mail me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. And please visit the Facebook page for the podcast, which I have started updating again, and like it while your there. You can find it by searching for Sound By Nature. Thanks! Please vote. Please vote. Please vote. Thank you for listening.
45:58
November 2, 2020
Episode 52: Squaw Valley Creek Trail- Autumn Morning Walk
This was recorded while walking down the Squaw Valley Creek Trail in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. The trail meanders along Squaw Valley Creek as it descends, over numerous rapids and a couple small waterfalls, into a deep and densely forested canyon studded with massive, old growth conifers, live oaks, and a lush understory of Pacific Dogwood, Vine Maple, California Hazel, Bigleaf Maple, and California Black Oak, which were resplendent with fall color. I had an interesting black bear encounter while out making this episode. Just after I finished recording, while walking down the trail, I noticed an abundance of fresh bear tracks criss-crossing a stand of short(eight to ten foot tall) and scrubby Oracle Oaks, a hybrid between Interior Live Oak and California Black Oak. As I was stopped and inspecting the tracks, I looked to my left and saw a large black mass in the tops of the short trees, which promptly plopped down onto the ground and scurried away through the undergrowth. I can only guess that it was up there enjoying a snack, as the trees were loaded with acorns. Sound By Nature is independently produced by me with the generous support of listeners like you. If you enjoy the podcast and appreciate natural sound recorded on location with no advertising, no looping, and no corporate overlords, which have been gathered mindfully and respectfully, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Can you help me by becoming a podcast supporter? Your support will be used to help me continue producing recordings gathered in beautiful and sonically rich environments. To those of you that are already supporting the podcast, thank you. I am so grateful for all of your support, it has helped to acquire new equipment which will enable me to improve the listening experience for you and all listeners, and it gives me a boost of morale to know what I am doing is valued by you. If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms(hopefully constructive) you can email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. I hope you are all staying healthy in body and mind as we all navigate this pandemic and unsettlingly dystopian human world. As our American election nears I hope you are keeping the Earth, our planet, our home, in mind as you head to the polls or complete your mail in ballot. I hope that you will choose candidates that will aggressively fight climate change and enact policies that will preserve, protect, and defend our environment and the natural world for our grandchildren and their grandchildren. And if you live elsewhere in the world, in a country that holds democratic elections, I hope you will keep these thoughts in mind  when you make your choices. Thank you all very much for listening.
58:38
October 16, 2020
Episode 51: Mount Shasta- Wind at Treeline
This episode was recorded at treeline beneath a stunted cluster of krummholz Whitebark Pine atop the ridge on the north side of upper Ash Creek Canyon on the east side of Mount Shasta in the Mount Shasta Wilderness, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a sunny and clear day, and the wind blew briskly across the top of the short, shield like canopy formed by the twisted, weather beaten trees growing at the cusp of habitability. My production assistant had to sit this one out as his species is prohibited from entering the Mount Shasta Wilderness. He's a dog. Sound By Nature is independently produced by me with generous support from listeners like you. If you enjoy the podcast and appreciate natural sounds recorded on location with no advertising, no looping, and no corporate overlords, which have been gathered mindfully and reverently, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Can you help me by becoming a supporter? Your support will help me continue making recordings in beautiful and sonically rich environments. Since the last episode I have gained the support of two more listeners! To my five supporters- Soo, Paul, Meta, Alexandra, and Szymon- thank you so very much! Your support has helped me acquire better equipment so that I can hopefully improve your listening experience and continue providing you and all listeners with authentic natural sounds. If you are interested in supporting me as well, you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description.  What a time to be alive. I hope you all are staying as healthy as possible, both mentally and physically, in this increasingly dystopian world. As our American presidential election nears I hope that you will keep the Earth, our planet, our home, in mind as you go to the polls. I hope that you will choose candidates that will fight climate change and enact policies that will protect our environment and preserve the natural world for our grandchildren and their grandchildren. And if you live elsewhere in the world, in a country which holds democratic elections, I hope you will keep these thoughts in mind when you make your choices. Thank you all for listening.
59:57
October 11, 2020
Episode 50: Autumn Evening at the Upper McCloud River
This was recorded at the Upper McCloud River on the McCloud River Trail, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a warm evening for the time of year, and though the sky was otherwise clear, the air was laden with smoke from the many wildfires burning across Northern California which imbued the evening light with a deep golden hue. Sound By Nature is independently produced by me with production help from my dog and the generous support of listeners like you. If you enjoy the podcast and appreciate natural sounds recorded live on location with no looping, no advertisements, and no corporate overlords, which have been gathered mindfully while strictly following Leave No Trace ethics, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. I currently have three supporters, to whom I am extremely grateful, and I would really like to have some more. Can you help me out? I will use your support to improve the listening experience for you and all listeners, and to continue producing episodes in sonically rich natural environments. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. I have recently used the support I have thus far received to contribute to upgrading my sound equipment which will hopefully result in a noticeable improvement in sound quality in future episodes. Thank you very much to my supporters for your help in making this happen, it's something I have wanted to do for a while now. You can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it, thank you very much to everyone that already has.  I hope that everyone is staying healthy, both physically and mentally, and I hope that these recordings are able to provide you with a bit of solace during these uncertain and tumultuous times. If these recordings do help you, I would really like to hear about it. I'm also curious how you use the podcast, whether for meditation, sleep, ambience or something else. You can tell me by emailing the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. Thank you for listening.
01:29:57
October 4, 2020
Episode 49: Butcherknife Creek
This was recorded on a sunny afternoon at Butcherknife Creek near the Pacific Crest Trail in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. Sound By Nature is produced by me with production help from my dog and generous support from listeners like you. If you would like to support the podcast as well and help me to continue to provide you with natural sound recorded on location with no advertisements, you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this description. Your support will go towards improving the production quality of the podcast for you and all listeners, and producing future episodes in wild and natural environments. You can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform. Thank you to those of you that have rated it, especially to those who have written such kind reviews. I really appreciate how much you appreciate what I do. It's been an uneasy time living in my neck of the woods, the wildfires have been extremely unsettling and I am heartbroken for everybody that has lost everything to the flames, and for the destruction of so much forest and wilderness. I really hope that people will open their eyes to the effects of climate change that are happening all around us and are directly, and cruelly, impacting the lives of people right now. It's not just here, and it's not just wildfires, but it is many  different things that are happening worldwide, things which we had been told for years would happen and are happening right now. People are dying, ecosystems are collapsing, and wildlife is going extinct at an alarming rate. We must act now. Wherever you are in the world, vote for people that are aware of this crisis and are willing and able to take action. There is no time left to lose. 
01:29:55
September 28, 2020
Episode 48: Wind in the Pines
This was recorded just east of the Trinity Divide in a small stand of Lodgepole Pine in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. This podcast is entirely produced by me with production help from my dog, and is supported by listeners like you. Your support is greatly appreciated and is currently being saved until I have enough funds to purchase a higher quality microphone so that I can provide all of you with a higher quality listening experience. If you would like to help me reach my goal, you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. These are tough times and I understand that most people can't afford to donate to a silly nature sounds podcast. But for those of you that can, I am extremely grateful. I am committed to putting every bit towards improving the podcast for you and all listeners. Thank you. I hope everyone is staying healthy in body and mind, and I hope these recordings can help you give yourself a break from social media, the continuous news cycle, and the everyday stresses of the world and the ongoing pandemic. Thank you all for listening. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay sound.
01:16:12
August 29, 2020
Episode 47: Trinity Alps Wilderness- Passing Thunderstorm at Upper South Fork Lake
This was recorded beside upper South Fork Lake in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, Klamath National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. Thunderstorms passed by over the ridge east of the lake, then rumbled off into the distance, while a few light rain showers passed overhead, with breezes which stirred up wind ripples that lapped gently at the rocky shoreline. The occasional splash you'll hear are trout jumping. This podcast is entirely produced by me with production help from my dog and is supported by listeners like you. Your support is greatly appreciated and is currently being set aside until I have enough funds to purchase a higher quality microphone so that I can provide all my listeners with an overall better listening experience. If you would like to help me reach my goal, you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. These are tough times and I understand that most people don't really have enough money to donate to a silly nature sounds podcast, but for those of you that do I am extremely grateful. I am committed to putting every last bit towards improving the podcast for you and all listeners. Thank you.  I haven't been updating the Facebook page for the podcast. I aim to provide you with a break from the anthropocentric world, and nothing could be more anthropocentric than Facebook and social media in general. But I would still like to be able to share pictures of the locations I record and podcast updates. When I figure out a way to do that I will let you know. I hope that, if you can, you have been able to get out into nature yourself and find some peace and solitude. Just as live music is better than a recording, live nature is infinitely better than any recording. And I hope that if you did get out into nature you practiced Leave No Trace ethics, which means that you took only pictures and left only footprints, you placed your feet mindfully and didn't trample vegetation and compact delicate soils, you didn't disturb or approach wildlife, if you packed it in you packed it out, you picked up any litter that previous visitors carelessly discarded, that you did what you could to leave the area better than you found it for the next visitors, and that you observed and followed all of the rules and regulations for the area you are visiting which were put in place to ensure an enjoyable outdoor experience for everyone.  This is a stressful and chaotic time we are living through right now, I hope that everyone is doing what they can to stay healthy both mentally and physically. Thank you all for listening. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay sound.
01:24:07
August 16, 2020
Bonus! Curious Hikers
While recording Episode 46 I left my recording set up within sight of the trail and some curious hikers stopped to inspect it. Thankfully they didn't take it with them! 
03:22
August 6, 2020
Episode 46: Thunder on the Pacific Crest Trail
This was recorded on the Pacific Crest Trail near the middle fork of High Camp Creek in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Trinity County, California. Thunder passes nearby almost continuously, unnervingly close at times, with occasional light rain showers.  Sound By Nature is produced by me with generous support from listeners like you. If these recordings help provide you with a little relief from the stress of the human world, I hope you'll consider becoming a supporter if you can. Your contribution will go towards improving the sound quality of the recordings and producing future episodes in wild and natural environments. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. You can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform. Thank you!! I hope everyone is staying healthy in body and mind, and I hope these recordings can help you give yourself a break from social media, the continuous news cycle, and the everyday stress of the world and the ongoing pandemic. Thank you all for listening. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay sound.
01:16:01
August 2, 2020
Episode 45: Thunder and Rain at Shastine Crater
This was recorded at Shastine Crater in the Medicine Lake Highlands area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The recording starts as thunder and rain pass directly overhead and then drift off into the distance. Unfortunately lightning strikes from these storms caused several wildfires which forced the closure of Lava Beds National Monument and a mandatory evacuation of the Medicine Lake Area in the days following the date of this recording.  Sound By Nature is produced by me with generous support from listeners like you. If you enjoy the podcast and feel that it provides you with a little relief from the stress of daily life, I hope you'll consider supporting it if you can. Your contribution will go towards improving the sound quality of the recordings and producing future episodes in wild and natural environments. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. You can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform. Thank you!!   I hope everyone is staying healthy in body and mind, and I hope these recordings can help you give yourself a break from social media, the continuous news cycle, and the everyday stresses of the world and the ongoing pandemic. Thank you all for listening. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay sound.
01:02:27
July 26, 2020
Episode 44: Mountain Stream At Upper Deadfall Lake
This was recorded in late spring at sunset beside a spring fed mountain stream just upstream from it's entry into Upper Deadfall Lake in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Trinity County, California. Sound By Nature is produced by me with generous support from listeners. If you enjoy the podcast and feel that it provides you with a little relief from the stresses of the human world, I hope the that you will consider supporting it if you can. Your contribution will go towards improving the sound quality of the recordings and producing future episodes in natural, acoustically rich environments. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. You can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform. Thank you!! I hope that everyone is staying healthy in mind and body, and that these recordings are able to provide you with a little break from the stresses of the world and the ongoing pandemic. There is so much to take in right now that it can be overwhelming. I hope that this podcast helps you give yourself the time to take a moment and just breathe, or helps calm your mind enough to drift off to a restful night of sleep. Thank you very much for listening. Stay sound.
01:15:05
July 13, 2020
Episode 43: Summer Morning on the Upper McCloud River
This was recorded on a clear and calm early summer morning a little after sunrise on the upper McCloud River, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. Sound By Nature is entirely produced by me with generous support from listeners. If you feel that it enriches your life or helps you in any way, I hope that you'll consider supporting it as well. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. Your contribution will go towards improving the listening experience for everyone, and producing future episodes on location in beautiful, sonically rich environments. You can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes or your favorite podcast platform. Thank you!!    I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy, both physically and mentally. There is a lot going on in the world right now and it can be hard to cope. I really hope this podcast helps. Thank you very much for listening.  Stay Sound.
58:21
June 29, 2020
Episode 42: Forest Rain and Wind
This was recorded on a rainy and windy spring day in a stand of Red and White Fir near Shastine Crater in the Medicine Lake Highlands, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California.  Thank you to my new supporters! I am extremely grateful for your support and will be using every bit of it to improve the listening experience for you and all of the podcast listeners. It is an incredible morale boost to know that people enjoy the podcast enough to put their hard earned money behind it, and I am deeply appreciative of your support. And thank you to everyone that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast on Itunes, I enjoy hearing what you think, both good and bad.  I hope that everyone is doing okay during these tumultuous times, and I hope that these recordings have been able to provide you with a bit of peace. And if they have I hope that you can carry a bit of that peace with you out into the world, because the world sure could use it. Please be safe out there. Stay sound.
01:29:56
June 15, 2020
Episode 41: Spring Snowmelt at Porcupine Lake
This was recorded at a snowmelt stream near Porcupine Lake in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The lake sits on the east side of the Trinity Divide just off the Pacific Crest Trail.  It's been really tough lately, and I hope that you are all doing alright. If you have children, give them a hug. If you don't have children, then hug your loved ones. If you don't have any loved ones, then hug yourself. Let's all try to remember that we're all human, and that we all bleed the same color. Try hard to commit small acts of kindness as often as possible, even to people you may disagree with. And be as compassionate as possible in as many ways possible. Human kindness may be the only thing that can save us. I love you all. Stay sound.
01:19:60
June 1, 2020
Episode 40: Campfire with Passing Rain and Sleet
This episode was recorded at a secluded campsite in the Medicine Lake Highlands area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Siskiyou County, California. The campfire popped, crackled, hissed, and roared while a tarp overhead provided shelter from passing rain and sleet showers, and the heavy water droplets dripping from the fir trees above.  This was recorded during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. I hope this or any of my recordings are able to provide you with a little peace as this crisis continues. Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast, I really appreciate it. And thank you to my single supporter! Your generous support will go towards eventually purchasing higher quality microphones to improve the sound quality and enhance your listening experience. If anyone else would like to contribute, click the support link at the end of this description. Thank you everyone for listening. Stay sound. 
01:14:09
May 17, 2020
Episode 39: Dripping Ice Cave
This recording was gathered in an ice cave on the south flank of the Medicine Lake Volcano in Siskiyou County, California. This ice cave isn't a cave made of ice, but a lava tube which has filled with ice over time. This happens because during winter cold, dense air settles into the cave and has no way to escape as it is heavier than warmer air and the cave has no outlet. Enough cold air collects in the cave that it remains freezing year round, and as water seeps down through the lava and enters the frigid depths of the cave it freezes, which has nearly filled the cave over time.  If you'd like to see pictures of the ice cave in which this recording was gathered, check out my Facebook page for the podcast, Sound By Nature. Like, follow, and share it while you're there, and tell me what you think. I would appreciate some feedback as well as suggestions for future episodes. This was recorded during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. I hope this or any of my recordings are able to provide you with a bit of peace during this ongoing crisis. Thank you to everybody that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast, I really appreciate it. If you haven't already, please do so. And if you are able, you can support the podcast by clicking the support link at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening. Stay sound. 
01:09:59
May 3, 2020
Episode 38: Spring Morning Campfire
This episode was recorded on a clear and peaceful spring morning deep in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Siskiyou County, California. The campfire was set in a clearing amidst a stand of large old growth Ponderosa Pines at the edge of a lava flow near Porcupine Lake. Though it is called a lake on the map, it is really a small group of ponds and vernal pools just inside the edge of a lava flow which is part of a very large network of lava flows that stretches over 20 miles down the south flank of the Medicine Lake Volcano, a massive shield volcano. This was recorded during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As this crisis wears on I really hope that this or any episode can provide you with a bit of solace during this stressful, anxious, and agonizing time. I hope that whatever your situation may be you are able to cope with the stresses of this new reality, and that you are getting help if you are having a hard time.  Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to rate and review my podcast, and thank you all for listening. Stay sound.
01:00:09
April 27, 2020
Episode 37: Shasta Valley Wildlife Area- Morning Beside Trout Lake
This recording was gathered on a calm, partly cloudy morning beside Trout Lake at the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area in Siskiyou County, California. The area is administered by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and preserves well over 4,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat. You can learn more about it at https://wildlife.ca.gov/Lands/Places-to-Visit/Shasta-Valley-WA. I was able to gather this recording while maintaining proper social distancing guidelines during this ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. I am fortunate to live in a rural area of Northern California and am able to safely and easily get out into nature with no social interaction whatsoever. For those of you who are not so fortunate, I hope this or any of my recordings can provide you with a little peace during this stressful and anxious time. I also hope that wherever you are in the world, you are safe, healthy, and doing the best you can in the midst of these extraordinary circumstances that we all, around the world, are enduring.  Thank you to everybody that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast, and thank you for listening! And a great big thank you to my first supporting listener!!! I assure you that every cent will go towards making this podcast a more enjoyable listening experience for you and the entire podcast audience.
59:13
April 19, 2020
Episode 36: Spring Morning in the Backyard
This episode was recorded on a spring morning close to the busy birdfeeders in the backyard of a house in the small town of McCloud in Siskiyou County, California. The town sits at the forested foot of Mount Shasta, a large stratovolcano near the southern end of the Cascade Range. The morning chorus is in full swing as birds come and go from the feeders while Stellar and Scrub Jays call loudly, roosters crow and hens cluck busily, neighborhood dogs bark lonesomely, a wind chime plays softly, and cars occasionally pass on the highway. I recorded this episode on Easter morning in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. I hope wherever you are that you're doing okay, and I hope this podcast can provide you with a bit of peace during this ongoing crisis.   
01:01:06
April 12, 2020
Episode 35: McCloud River at Ah Di Na
This recording was made on a cold and clear spring morning at a campsite in the Ah Di Na Campground on the lower McCloud River in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. With reduced air traffic during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic there is no noise pollution on this recording, under what are normally busy skies. I hope you are doing alright wherever you are, and I hope this or any of my recordings can provide you with a bit of solace during this pandemic. Stay safe, good luck, and thank you for listening..
01:59:56
April 5, 2020
Episode 34: Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge- Winter Morning
This episode was recorded on a clear and calm February morning at the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge in Siskiyou County, California. Located on the border with California and Oregon, Lower Klamath NWR was established by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908 as the first waterfowl refuge in the United States, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965. From Wikipedia: "The refuge includes shallow freshwater marshes, open water, grassy uplands, and croplands that are intensively managed to provide foraging and breeding habitat for waterfowl and other animals. The market hunting of migratory birds in the late 19th century created the need for preservation and creation of a wildlife refuge."  There is a Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from the area this episode was recorded, as well as some of the other areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast. Thanks to those of you who have already done so, your likes and comments are greatly appreciated! If you've ever wanted to be first at something, here's your chance! Be my first supporter! You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description.  I would really like to continue bringing you natural sounds recorded on location, and I would love to improve the sound quality to provide you with quieter, more nuanced soundscapes.  Your support will help me do just that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it. Thank you for your support of any kind, and thank you for for listening!
01:30:09
February 15, 2020
Episode 33: San Mateo Point at High Tide
This episode was recorded on the high tide line just north of San Mateo Point, in south Orange County, near the border with San Diego County, California, at a spot known to surfer's as Cotton's. It was recorded at sunrise during peak high tide the day before the new moon, under mostly cloudy skies with a light offshore breeze.  I have a Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from the area this episode was recorded, as well as some of the other areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast.  If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. I would very much like to continue to bring you unadulterated natural sounds recorded on location, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes.  Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it. Thank you for your support, and thank you for for listening!
01:18:16
January 23, 2020
Episode 32: Frogs at Dry Lake
A springtime chorus of frogs at large and shallow Dry Lake in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California.   I have a Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from the area this episode was recorded, as well as some of the other areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast.  If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. I would very much like to continue to bring you unadulterated natural sounds recorded on location, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes.  Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it. Thank you for your support, and thank you for for listening!
01:00:58
January 8, 2020
Bonus! A Dip in the Lake
Here we have my recording rig falling into Lake McCloud. With the magic of rice I was able to resurrect my recorder, not so lucky with the microphone. Lesson learned. 
00:45
December 11, 2019
Episode 31: Rainfall On Lake McCloud
This episode was recorded on the shore of Lake McCloud in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California.  I have a Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from the area this episode was recorded, as well as some of the other areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast. If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. I would very much like to continue to bring you unadulterated natural sounds recorded on location, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes.  Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it. Thank you for your support, and thank you for for listening!
01:04:56
December 9, 2019
Episode 30: Mount Shasta- Clear Creek Springs
This was recorded along the stream below the uppermost of the Clear Creek Springs in the Mount Shasta Wilderness, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a cold October afternoon, with patchy clouds offering only short bursts of warm sunlight and brief glimpses of the mountain looming above.  I have a Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from the area this episode was recorded, as well as some of the other areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast.  If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. I would very much like to continue to bring you unadulterated natural sounds recorded on location, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes.  Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it. Thank you for your support, and thank you for for listening!
57:10
December 5, 2019
Episode 29: Creekside Campfire with Passing Thundershowers
This episode was recorded at a campsite near the Cabin Creek Trailhead and the confluence of Cabin Creek and Squaw Valley Creek in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. It was a cool day with passing clouds and thundershowers- a good day to sit beside a warm campfire.  I have a Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from the area this episode was recorded, as well as some of the other areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast.  If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. I would very much like to continue to bring you unadulterated natural sounds recorded on location, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes.  Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it. Thank you for your support, and thank you for for listening!
01:03:04
December 5, 2019
Episode 28: Breezy Aspens at Meadows' Edge
This recording was gathered in a stand of Quaking Aspen(populus tremuloides) in the Bigelow Meadow Botanical Area at the edge of Bigelow Meadow in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a sunny day with a gusty breeze at the cusp of summer and fall, with the leaves on the trees and brush just beginning to turn to their fall colors. I have a Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from this recording outing, as well as some of the other areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast.   If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. I would very much like to continue to bring you unadulterated natural sounds recorded on location, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes.  Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it.  Thanks for listening!
01:24:56
September 17, 2019
Episode 27: Midnight Paddle on Medicine Lake
This was recorded on a clear summer night while paddling a canoe on Medicine Lake in Modoc National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. Medicine Lake lies in the caldera of the Medicine Lake Volcano, a shield volcano in the southern end of the Cascade Range. Remotely located, there is little or no light pollution to obscure the night sky, and as such the stars shone brightly on this moonless night. The air was still and the glassy surface of the lake perfectly reflected the stars above, which elicited the surreal sensation of paddling through the heavens. A Great Horned Owl called from the forest near the lakeshore.  I have Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from some of the areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast.  If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily, if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. I would very much like to continue to bring you unadulterated natural sounds, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes. Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it.   Thanks for listening!
53:38
August 29, 2019
Episode 26: Mount Shasta- Brewer Creek
This recording was made at Brewer Creek on the east side of Mount Shasta in the Mount Shasta Wilderness, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. I gathered this recording from a boulder in the middle of the creek, well above treeline, just below where it surfaced from beneath an expansive snow field. The water cascaded through the scree, which had tumbled into its course, before disappearing beneath another snow field not far downstream. It was a beautiful, clear, warm, and sunny summer day.  I recently created a Facebook page for the podcast, search for Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from the area this episode was recorded. I will be posting pictures from future recording outings as well, so be sure to like and follow the page so you don't miss out.    If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily, if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast. I would very much like to continue to bring you unaltered natural sounds, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes. Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can still support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it. Thanks for listening!
01:14:58
August 24, 2019
Episode 25: Morning Campfire
This was recorded on the cool, crisp morning of the Summer Solstice at my campsite in the Medicine Lake Highlands area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Siskiyou County , California. In my opinion, there really aren't many things more comforting than sitting beside a warm campfire on a brisk mountain morning.
48:50
June 22, 2019
Episode 24: Summer Solstice Dawn Chorus
This was recorded at dawn on the Summer Solstice at the edge of a large meadow in the Medicine Lake Highlands area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a brisk mountain morning, and though it was the first official morning of summer, a light frost had settled upon the meadow, while lingering patches of snow dotted the dense surrounding forest.  The recording starts just before the first birdsong of the morning and continues until a little after sunrise.
01:01:01
June 22, 2019
Episode 23: Afternoon Thunder At White Ridge Spring
I recorded this on a warm late spring afternoon as thunderstorms rumbled nearby at White Ridge Spring in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Trinity County, California.  Located trailside on the Pacific Crest Trail, this beautiful spring is a convenient place to refill your water and take in the view of the Trinity Alps to the west, while also admiring the abundance of wild flowers and the odd looking California Pitcher Plant which grows in the pure and cold spring water as it cascades downslope from the spring. 
01:05:17
June 14, 2019
Episode 22: Thunder in the Forest
I recorded this episode in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Siskiyou County, California on a warm late spring day just after noon as birds sang and thunderclouds drifted by. 
33:41
June 4, 2019
Episode 21: Meadow Spring Morning
I recorded this beside a spring in a small meadow along the Upper McCloud River on a beautiful partly cloudy spring morning in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California.
59:57
May 14, 2019
Episode 20: Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park- Morning Beside Big Lake
An early morning near the marshy edge of Big Lake at Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park in Shasta County, California.
01:39:55
April 23, 2019
Episode 19: Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park- Evening Beside Horr Pond
A calm evening beside Horr Pond at Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park, Shasta County, California. 
01:29:55
April 21, 2019
Episode 18: Mountain Spring
A partly cloudy and warm spring afternoon beside a mountain spring in the  Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Shasta County, California. I recorded this right where it burst forth from the ground in a tall stand of old growth Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Incense Cedar, and Sugar Pine. The Black Oaks, Pacific Dogwoods, and Bigleaf and Vine Maples in the understory had yet to leaf out, and the first fern fiddleheads had only just begun to unfurl in this beautiful and secluded area of densely forested mountains located a short distance from the Pacific Crest Trail. The spring, one of several in the area, forms the headwaters of West Trough Creek, a cold and shady tributary of Squaw Valley Creek, itself a tributary of the McCloud River.
59:57
April 17, 2019
Episode 17: Wind and Frogs
A windy evening beside a shallow seasonal lake in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. The forest, wet from recent rain, drips as the wind blows through the tall tree tops and frogs call out, occasionally in chorus.
01:00:00
April 5, 2019
Episode 16: Burstarse Falls
Burstarse Falls stands within the Castle Crags Wilderness Area just off the Pacific Crest Trail in Shasta County, California. Formed in the solid granite of the Castle Crags, its water tumbles over a precipice nearly 80 feet tall before continuing on down numerous smaller waterfalls and cascades.
01:02:29
March 20, 2019
Episode 15: Big Sur- Partington Creek Cove
This was recorded during a high spring tide at the north side of the boulder strewn cove where Partington Creek enters the ocean. There is a cave there that, as the waves rolled in and compressed the air within, created a pressurized blast of air as it escaped the temporarily submerged cave entrance.
01:20:53
February 21, 2019
Episode 14: Big Sur-Sand Dollar Beach
This episode was recorded at sunset during low tide in the intertidal zone at Sand Dollar Beach in the Big Sur region of Monterey County, California.
01:00:47
February 9, 2019
Episode 13: Soberanes Point
A breezy sunset at Soberanes Point in Garrapata State Park, Monterey County, California.
47:16
January 22, 2019
Episode 12: Morning at Fern Grotto Beach
A sunny morning at Fern Grotto Beach in Wilder Ranch State Park, Santa Cruz County, California.
01:00:30
January 21, 2019
Episode 11: Pigeon Point
Sunset in the intertidal zone at Pigeon Point in San Mateo County, California.
01:21:21
January 15, 2019
Episode 10: Panther Beach
Sunrise with the pounding surf at Panther Beach in Santa Cruz County, California.
01:19:48
January 15, 2019
Episode 9: Scott Creek Beach
A windy sunset with high, storm tossed surf at Scott Creek Beach in Santa Cruz County, California.
01:00:60
January 13, 2019
Episode 8: Tom Neal Creek
Deep in the mountains of Northern California, Tom Neal Creek flows down a wild, rugged, densely forested canyon. Edged with moss and ferns, the crystal clear water tumbles over ancient sedimentary rock that form the many small waterfalls and cascades that line its course. I recorded this on a clear winter day beside the creek at a place that I found to have an unusual, albeit pleasing resonance.
01:34:60
January 2, 2019
Episode 7: Middle Fall McCloud River
Enjoy the soothing sound of Middle Fall on the McCloud River from the rocks beside the pool below the fall.
01:00:54
December 24, 2018
Episode 6: South Fork Sacramento River
I recorded this on the Winter Solstice at the confluence of a small cascading stream and the South Fork of the Sacramento River.
31:40
December 24, 2018
Episode 5: Rain
I recorded this during steady rain on the floor of an old growth forest in the mountains of Northern California.
59:37
December 17, 2018
Episode 4: Wind
This episode was recorded at midnight on a clear, moonless night beneath the Geminid Meteor Shower during high winds atop a forested ridge in the Klamath Mountains of Northern California.
59:22
December 14, 2018
Episode 3: River
Relax beside the cold, clear water of the upper McCloud River in Northern California on a late fall day.
59:46
December 7, 2018
Episode 2: Creek
This episode was recorded on a sunny and crisp late fall afternoon beside Squaw Valley Creek on Mount Shasta in Northern California
17:22
December 4, 2018
Episode 1: Waterfall
A beautiful, brisk, late autumn afternoon below the Upper Fall on the McCloud River in Northern California.
56:11
November 30, 2018