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Sound By Nature

By Sound By Nature
Nature sounds for relaxation, stress relief, meditation, sleep, or whatever you like. Enjoy.
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112: Distant Thunder At Shastine Crater
This was recorded on a warm summer afternoon at Shastine Crater as distant thunderstorms passed by then slowly drifted away. I was hoping to catch the thunderstorms as they passed overhead, but unfortunately I was a little late. Nevertheless I am happy with what I was able to get and I hope you enjoy it. This recording is a little more quiet than usual so you may need to turn the volume up a bit. Also, there are some buzzing insects on this recording which are abundant in the forest at this time of year, I hope you don't mind too much.  Please donate https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ Support the podcast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/soundbynaturepodcast You can also become a monthly supporter by clicking the link at the end of this podcast description. Thank you to my current and past monthly supporters, those who have made one time donations, and my sole supporter on Patreon. I really appreciate the help! You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com I really hope you enjoy this recording. Thank you very much for listening. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay sound. 
01:23:00
August 04, 2022
111: Lost Coast Headlands- Fleener Creek Beach
This was recorded on a cool summer day at Fleener Creek Beach in the Lost Coast Headlands on an incoming tide. The beach was narrow and sandy, tucked below the high cliffs which loomed above. The recording starts in the late morning under overcast skies, but the cloud layer broke up a bit just before noon and allowed some sunlight to peek through. The Lost Coast Headlands are one of six onshore units of the California Coastal National Monument, which protects all islets, rock outcroppings, and reefs within 12 nautical miles of shore along the entire 840 mile long coastline of California, as well as 7,942 acres of public land onshore. Please donate https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ Support the podcast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/soundbynaturepodcast You can also become a monthly supporter by clicking the link at the end of this podcast description. Thank you to my current and past monthly supporters, those who have made one time donations, and my supporter on Patreon. I really appreciate the help! You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com I was lucky to gather this recording during a quick side trip on my way to pick my daughter up from summer camp, I really hope you enjoy it. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay sound.
01:56:60
July 31, 2022
110: North Fork of the Sacramento River
This was recorded on a bright and sunny summer morning beside the North Fork of the Sacramento River in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California.  Please donate https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ Support the podcast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/soundbynaturepodcast You can also become a monthly supporter by clicking the link at the end of this podcast description. Thank you to my current and past monthly supporters, those who have made one time donations, and my supporter on Patreon. I appreciate the help! You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com I hope you enjoy this episode. Please be kind to the earth and your fellow humans. Thank you for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
01:30:00
July 19, 2022
109: Early Summer Morning Beside A Meadow Stream In The Valley Of The North Fork Of The Sacramento River
This recording was gathered in summer beside a small stream flowing through a meadow high in the valley of the North Fork of the Sacramento River in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. This is just one of numerous spring fed streams that flow through numerous meadows into the North Fork of the Sacramento River, which can be heard in the distance.  The recording starts well before dawn at around 2:30 a.m. and continues through sunrise till around 7:00 a.m. Please support this show! Your contribution helps make this podcast possible. All contributions go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the podcast, please show your appreciation and make a donation at https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/. If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, by visiting the donation page on the podcast website, and now you can support me on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/soundbynaturepodcast I'd very much like to thank my monthly supporters on Anchor, those of you that have donated both recently and in the past, as well as my one Patreon supporter. You truly are helping to keep this podcast going, and I greatly appreciate your help. You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com I hope wherever you are listening that this benefits you in some small way, and it inspires you to protect and preserve our fragile natural world any way you can. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
04:30:01
July 17, 2022
Bonus! Passing Hikers At The Entrance To Pluto Cave
This was recorded at the entrance to Pluto Cave, a large lava tube just north of Mount Shasta in Klamath National Forest, Siskiyou County, California.
14:30
June 16, 2022
108: Dawn Chorus And Rain At Bigelow Meadow
This was recorded on a rainy morning in late spring beside Bigelow Meadow in the Bigelow Meadow Botanical Area, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The recording starts as the dawn chorus was well under way and just as the rain began to fall. This recording was made tree ears style, with a microphone placed on either side of the trunk of a small Incense Cedar tree growing beneath a large Ponderosa Pine amongst a cluster of Quaking Aspen.  There is some air traffic on this recording. Please support this show! Your contribution helps make this podcast possible. All contributions go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the podcast please show your appreciation and make a donation at https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/. If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, by visiting the donation page on the podcast website, and now you can support me on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/soundbynaturepodcast I'd very much like to thank my monthly supporters on Anchor, those of you that have donated both recently and in the past, as well as my one Patreon supporter. You truly are helping to keep this podcast going, and I greatly appreciate your help. Recently, with your help I was able to acquire a pair of Lom mikroUsi omnidirectional microphones, which I used to make this recording. Thank you!!! You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com I hope wherever you are listening that this benefits you in some small way, that it inspires you to get outside and into nature yourself, and also to protect and preserve our fragile natural world any way you can. I am also hoping for an end to all war and conflict around the world, and an end to the tragic mass shootings that happen with disturbing frequency in this country. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
01:15:00
June 13, 2022
107: Mount Shasta- Old Growth Forest Along Squaw Valley Creek
This was recorded on a cloudy spring afternoon just above the base of Mount Shasta in a stand of old growth trees near Squaw Valley Creek, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The creek was not far away, though out of sight in it's steep gully, with massive conifers towering overhead and light wind blowing through the trees.  There is some air traffic on this recording. Please support this show! Your contribution helps make this podcast possible. All contributions go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the podcast please show your appreciation and make a donation at https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/. If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, by visiting the donation page on the podcast website, and now you can support me on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/soundbynaturepodcast I'd very much like to thank my monthly supporters on Anchor, those of you that have donated both recently and in the past, as well as my one Patreon supporter. You truly are helping to keep this podcast going, and I greatly appreciate your help. Recently with your help I was able to acquire a pair of Lom mikroUsi omnidirectional microphones. Thank you!!! You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com I hope wherever you are listening that this benefits you in some small way, that it inspires you to get outside and into nature yourself, and also to protect and preserve our fragile natural world any way you can. I am also hoping for an end to the war in Ukraine and all war and conflict around the world, and an end to the tragic mass shootings that happen with disturbing frequency in this country. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
02:00:00
June 05, 2022
106: Spring Day Beside A Confluence Of Mountain Streams
This recording was gathered on a clear spring day at the confluence of two mountain streams high in the upper watershed of the Middle Fork of the Sacramento River. It was a very warm day for this time of year in the mountains, and a soft breeze blew through the pine and fir trees looming above while birds sang cheerily and flying insects buzzed around.  There is some air traffic on this recording. Please support this show! Your contribution helps make this podcast possible. All contributions go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the podcast please show your appreciation and make a donation at https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/. If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, by visiting the donation page on the podcast website, and now you can support me on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/soundbynaturepodcast I'd very much like to thank my monthly supporters and those of you that have donated both recently and in the past. You truly are helping to keep this podcast going, and I greatly appreciate your help. Thank you!!! You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com I hope wherever you are listening that this benefits you in some small way, and I hope it inspires you get outside and into nature yourself. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
02:56:23
May 27, 2022
105: Ice Cave In The Medicine Lake Highlands
This recording was collected inside an ice cave in the Medicine Lake Highlands, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The cave itself is a lava tube which collects cold air during the winter, and as snowmelt and rain seep through the lava above, it freezes inside the lava tube which preserves the cold within throughout the year.  You may need to turn the volume up for this recording. As you might imagine, the sound of the dripping water inside the cave is not terribly loud, and I didn't want to turn up the gain too much on the recorder because it would have sounded artificial.  Please support this show! Your contribution helps make this podcast possible. All contributions go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the podcast please show your appreciation and make a donation at https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/. If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, by visiting the donation page on the podcast website, and now you can support me on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/soundbynaturepodcast I'd very much like to thank my monthly supporters and those of you that have donated both recently and in the past. You truly are helping to keep this podcast going, and I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you!!! You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com I hope wherever you are listening that this benefits you in some small way, and it inspires you to do all you can to protect and preserve our natural world.  Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
03:30:00
May 19, 2022
104: Frogs At Night Beside The McCloud River Trail
This was recorded on a clear and bright moonlit night beside the McCloud River Trail in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was the warmest night of spring so far and the moon was close to full. The recording starts just after sunset as the birds were singing their last songs of the day and the frogs were warming up for their nightly chorus. There is a little bit of air traffic but none of it passed directly overhead and therefore wasn't too loud. Considering the length of this recording, four jets in four hours is not too bad. I made two previous attempts to record the frogs at this location, and both times there was much more air traffic. So I considered this time a success. I hope you enjoy it! Please support this show! Your contribution helps make this podcast possible. All contributions go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the podcast please show your appreciation and make a donation at https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/. If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, by visiting the donation page on the podcast website, and now you can support me on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/soundbynaturepodcast I'd really like to thank my monthly supporters and those of you that have donated both recently and in the past. You truly are helping to keep this podcast going, and I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you!!! You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com Please do something good for the Earth today, I promise you that it will make you feel good! I hope wherever you are listening that this benefits you in some small way, and it inspires you to do all you can to protect and preserve our natural world.  Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
04:00:00
May 15, 2022
103: International Dawn Chorus Day Beside The Upper McCloud River
This was recorded on International Dawn Chorus Day beside the Upper McCloud River in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a cold and clear spring morning and the recording starts before sunrise as light was filling the sky and the dawn chorus filled the air.  Thankfully there was no air traffic overhead for the duration of this recording, so I am very glad to say that this episode is free of noise pollution. Please donate! Your contribution helps make this podcast possible. All donations go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the podcast please show your appreciation and make a donation at https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting the donation page on the podcast website. It's the best way to support the podcast because it provides me with a reliable resource which I can draw from to help me provide you with natural sound. I'd really like to thank my monthly supporters and those of you that have donated both recently and in the past. You truly are helping to keep this podcast going, and I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you!!! You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com PEACE FOR UKRAINE! PEACE ON EARTH! PEACE FOR ALL LIVING THINGS!!! I hope wherever you are listening that this benefits you in some small way, and it inspires you to do all you can to protect and preserve our natural world. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
01:18:55
May 01, 2022
Bonus! Black Bear Inspection 2
This is a recording of a Black Bear inspecting my recording rig at sunset at Bigelow Meadow Botanical Area, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. I left my recording rig in an Aspen thicket at the edge of the meadow to record all day, and went to retrieve it at sunset. Just as I arrived on the far side of the meadow, I saw a Black Bear emerge from the Aspen thicket right where my equipment was. It walked out on the meadow and began grazing on grass as I slowly walked towards it. When I was about 200 feet away it looked up at me, I waved my arms, and it ran off into the forest. It was a pretty big bear with beautiful brown fur(Black Bears come in many colors, not just black), and I felt lucky to see it, and even luckier when I found that though the microphone had been knocked over, it and everything else was undamaged. I think that means that I passed the inspection!
06:00
April 25, 2022
102: PCT- Stormy Day Near West Trough Creek Part 2
This is a continuation of the previous recording of a rainy and windy spring day in a deep, forested gully beside the Pacific Crest Trail just around the bend from West Trough Creek in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. The rain was steady, and dripped heavily from the trees as the wind blowing through the the treetops high above gradually increased in intensity. On the day I recorded this I was able to gather over six hours of noise pollution free sound. This is the second half of that recording. I hope you enjoy it! Please donate! Your contributions help make this podcast possible. All donations go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the podcast please show your appreciation and make a donation: https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting the donation page on the podcast website. It's the best way to support the podcast because it provides me with a reliable resource which I can draw from to help me provide you with natural sound.  I'd really like to thank my monthly supporters and those of you that have donated both recently and in the past. You truly are helping to keep this podcast going, and I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you!!!  You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast.  Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com  I continue to hope for an abrupt end to the war against Ukraine. The suffering of the Ukrainian people at the hands of a megalomaniacal autocrat is absolutely unjustifiable. PEACE FOR UKRAINE!!!  I hope wherever you are listening that this benefits you in some small way, and it inspires you to do all you can to protect and preserve our natural world. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
03:06:22
April 22, 2022
101: PCT- Spring Storm Near West Trough Creek- Part 1
This was recorded on rainy and windy spring day in a deep, forested gully beside the Pacific Crest Trail just around the bend from West Trough Creek in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. The rain was steady, and it dripped heavily from the trees towering above, while occasional strong gusts of wind blew across the treetops.   On the day I recorded this I was able to gather over six hours of noise pollution free sound. This is the first half of that recording, the second half will be in the next episode of the podcast. I hope you enjoy it! Please donate! Your contributions help make this podcast possible. All donations go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the podcast please show your appreciation and make a donation: https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting the donation page on the podcast website. It's the best way to support the podcast because it provides me with a reliable resource which I can draw from to help me provide you with natural sound.  I'd really like to thank my monthly supporters and those of you that have donated both recently and in the past. You truly are helping to keep this podcast going, and I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you!!!  You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast.  Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com  I continue to hope for an abrupt end to the war against Ukraine. The suffering of the Ukrainian people at the hands of a megalomaniacal autocrat is absolutely unjustifiable. PEACE FOR UKRAINE!!!  I hope wherever you are listening that this benefits you in some small way, and it inspires you to want to protect and preserve our natural world. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
03:03:47
April 21, 2022
100: Easter Morning Beside the Upper McCloud River
This was recorded on Easter morning beside the Upper McCloud River in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a refreshingly crisp spring morning, with a thin blanket of recently fallen spring snow covering the banks of the river.  There is some air traffic on this recording, and you may hear some faint sounds from the distant highway. Please donate! Your contributions help make this podcast possible. All donations go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the podcast please show your appreciation and make a donation: https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting the donation page on the podcast website. It's the best way to support the podcast because it provides me with a reliable resource which I can draw from to help me provide you with these recordings. I'd really like to thank my monthly supporters and those of you that have donated both recently and in the past. You truly are helping to keep this podcast going, and I appreciate each and every one of you. You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com I continue to hope for an abrupt end to the war against Ukraine. The suffering of the Ukrainian people at the hands of a megalomaniacal autocrat is absolutely unjustifiable. PEACE FOR UKRAINE!!! I hope that wherever you are hearing this, that it benefits you in some small way. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
02:33:53
April 18, 2022
Bonus! Meet SAAM
This is the very first recording I made with the new microphone I just got, the Wildtronics SAAM(Stereo Ambient Array Microphone). I was so excited to use it I made this recording on the evening of the day it came in the mail. It was a cold breezy spring day with passing graupel showers, and I walked a couple of miles into the forest outside of the town I live in and set it up beneath a Douglas Fir tree. There was more air traffic than I would have liked, but nevertheless I am very happy with what I got and I wanted to share it with you. I hope you enjoy it!
01:15:00
April 12, 2022
Episode 99: Late Night Frog Chorus At Bigelow Meadow Botanical Area
This was recorded in the middle of a clear and calm night at the Bigelow Meadow Botanical Area in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was late enough that there was no air traffic and no sound from the distant highway, therefore this recording is free of noise pollution. Listen for the sound of pine cones as they occasionally fall from the nearby Ponderosa Pine tree.   This recording is a part of the same recording session which the previous episode came from. With the help of my daughter Sierra and her excellent choice of recording location, we set up the recording rig on the evening prior to this recording and recorded all night and into the next morning.   Please donate! Your contributions help make this podcast possible. All donations go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the podcast please show your appreciation and make a donation: https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting the donation page on the podcast website. It's the best way to support the podcast because it provides me with a reliable resource which I can draw from to help me provide you with these recordings.  I'd really like to thank my monthly supporters and those of you that have donated both recently and in the past. You truly are helping to keep this podcast going, and I appreciate each and every one of you.  You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast.  Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com  I am still hoping for a swift end to Putin's war against Ukraine. The unprovoked imperialistic aggression is utterly unjustifiable, and the ongoing intentional killing of innocent civilians is truly beyond the pale. I hope that the international community does all it can to put an end to this senseless assault against Ukraine and its people. PEACE FOR UKRAINE NOW!!!🇺🇦  I hope that wherever you are in the world you are healthy, safe, and sound. Thank you for listening.
03:00:00
April 08, 2022
Episode 98: Dawn Chorus At Bigelow Meadow Botanical Area
This recording was gathered on a clear spring morning in the Bigelow Meadow Botanical Area, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The recording starts just before dawn and continues until late in the morning.   I received production assistance for this recording from my daughter Sierra. She chose an excellent location to set up the microphone and recorder for an overnight recording. We set up early in the evening on the day before this was recorded, and I was happy to find everything undisturbed by bears or other wildlife the next morning when I retrieved it.   Please donate! Your contribution helps make this podcast possible. All donations go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the podcast, please show your appreciation and make a donation: https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/  If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting the donation page on the podcast website. It's the best way to support the podcast because it provides me with a reliable resource which I can draw from to help me provide you with these recordings.  Thank you very much to my monthly supporters and those of you that have donated both recently and in the past. You really are helping to keep this podcast going, and I appreciate each and every one of you.  You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast.  Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com  I continue to hope for an abrupt end to the unprovoked war against Ukraine. The war crimes and atrocities committed against the people of Ukraine are truly sickening and I hope those responsible are held fully accountable for their heinous and unconscionable actions. PEACE FOR UKRAINE!!!🇺🇦  I hope that wherever you are in the world you are healthy, safe, and sound. Thank you for listening. 
04:30:00
April 03, 2022
Episode 97: Rainy Morning At Bigelow Meadow
This was recorded on a rainy morning in early spring at Bigelow Meadow in the Bigelow Meadow Botanical Area, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. Though it was recorded on the day before the spring equinox and therefore technically still winter, Mother Nature doesn't strictly follow the calendar and the sound of birdsong is a clear indicator that spring has arrived to the McCloud River area of Northern California.  There is air traffic on this recording, a form of noise pollution which is unfortunately unavoidable on long recordings in this part of the state.  Please donate! Your contribution helps make this podcast possible. All donations go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the podcast, please show your appreciation and make a donation: https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/  If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting the donation page on the podcast website. It's the best way to support the podcast because it provides me with a reliable resource which I can draw from to help me provide you with these recordings.  Thank you very much to my monthly supporters and those of you that have donated both recently and in the past. You really are helping to keep this podcast going, and I appreciate each and every one of you.  You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast.  Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com  I hope and pray for an abrupt end to the war in Ukraine, and for the person who started it to be held fully accountable for the war crimes which have been committed as a direct result of his unprovoked aggression. PEACE FOR UKRAINE!!!🇺🇦
01:59:59
March 20, 2022
Episode 96: Light Rain Beside Lake McCloud
This recording was gathered just before sunset during a light rain shower at the water's edge of Lake McCloud in Shasta County, California. There is unfortunately quite a bit of air traffic on this recording. Normally I would keep trying until I got a recording with little or, ideally, no air traffic, but we have received very little rain this winter and I don't know when the next opportunity to record the sound of rainfall on the lake will be. I hope you don't find it too bothersome on what I think is an otherwise good recording. Listen for the low hooting song of the male Sooty Grouse as they try and attract females.  Please donate! Your contribution helps make this podcast possible. All donations go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the podcast, please show your appreciation and make a donation: https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting the donation page on the podcast website. It's the best way to support the podcast because it provides me with a reliable resource which I can draw from to help me provide you with these recordings. Thank you very much to my monthly supporters and those of you that have donated both recently and in the past. You really are helping to keep this podcast going, and I appreciate each and every one of you. You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com END THE WAR IN UKRAINE!!! END ALL WAR ON EARTH!!! PEACE!!! PEACE!!! PEACE!!!
01:30:00
March 05, 2022
Episode 95: Trickling Spring In Doodlebug Gulch
This was recorded on a cold and clear winter day beside a trickling spring in Doodlebug Gulch near the Pacific Crest Trail in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. Hawkins Creek is heard flowing in the canyon far below. This recording is dedicated to the people of Ukraine. Please donate! Your contribution helps make this podcast possible. All donations go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the podcast, please show your appreciation and make a donation: https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting the donation page on the podcast website. It's the best way to support the podcast because it provides me with a reliable resource which I can draw from to help me provide you with these recordings. Thank you very much to my monthly supporters and those of you that have donated both recently and in the past. You really are helping to keep this podcast going, and I appreciate each and every one of you. You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com I hope that this recording can provide you with a little peace in this chaotic world which we all live in together. And if it does, please take that peace and spread it around as much as you can. The world needs peace right now. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
01:15:00
February 24, 2022
Episode 94: Mount Shasta- Gusty Winter Wind Near Sand Flat
This recording was gathered on a clear and sunny morning near Sand Flat on the southwest side of Mount Shasta in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The wind was strong with powerful gusts causing the towering Red Fir trees to sway wildly. Branches and twigs littered the snow covered forest floor, having been freshly pruned by the gale force wind.  It was very unnerving walking through the forest when it was this windy, I strongly advise against it. I was definitely keeping an eye on the tree tops so that I could dodge any branches or even falling trees should they be blown down by the wind. Luckily I made it back unharmed. Though I should say that while I was setting up to record, a pretty good size branch, about three feet long and two inches in diameter, fell to the ground no more than ten feet away. And as I was driving up the mountain a county road crew was removing a freshly fallen tree from the roadway.  Please donate! Your contribution helps make this podcast possible. All donations go directly towards producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. It takes a lot of time, effort, planning, expensive equipment, transportation, sore legs, cold fingers, sunburn, bug bites, and nerve to bring you these recordings. If you enjoy the podcast, please show your appreciation and make a donation: https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting the donation page on the podcast website. It's the best way to support the podcast because it provides me with a reliable resource which I can draw from to provide you with these recordings. Currently I receive just enough from my monthly supporters to pay for my monthly subscription to Adobe Audition, which helps tremendously.  Thank you very much to my monthly supporters and those of you that have donated both recently and in the past. You really are helping to keep this podcast going, and I appreciate each and every one of you. You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com I really hope you enjoy this recording, and I hope that it benefits you in any way, however small. Thank you very much for listening. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay sound.
02:00:00
February 17, 2022
Episode 93: Mount Shasta- Windy Winter Day
This recording was gathered on a windy winter day below tree line near Horse Camp on the southwest side of Mount Shasta in the Mount Shasta Wilderness, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California.  It was a cold and beautiful day with high clouds moving steadily across the sky and a small lenticular cloud perched atop the mountain. The wind was coming from the north and blew steadily on the ridge tops, with powerful gusts pushing down through the trees below. Despite the strong wind Mountain Chickadees were still out foraging for food in the Red Fir trees, the dominant species of tree in the forest at this altitude. Please donate! Your contribution helps make this podcast possible. All donations go directly into producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. It takes a lot of time, effort, planning, expensive equipment, transportation, sore legs, cold fingers, and sunburn to bring you these recordings. If you enjoy the podcast, show your appreciation by making a donation: https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting the donation page on the podcast website. It's the best way to support the podcast. Thank you very much to my monthly supporters and the few of you that have donated. You really are helping to keep this podcast going, and I appreciate each and every one of you.  You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com I hope you enjoy this episode, and I hope that it benefits you in some small way. Thank you very much for listening. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay sound.
01:45:18
February 03, 2022
Episode 92: Winter Day Beside The McCloud River
This recording was gathered on a clear winter afternoon beside the McCloud River in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. It was a sunny and mild day in the deep, rugged, and heavily forested canyon which this stretch of the river flows through.  Please donate! Your contributions make this podcast possible. All donations go directly into producing these recordings and providing you with natural sound. If you enjoy the natural sound I provide you with, please make a donation: https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting the donation page on the podcast website. It's the best way to support the podcast. Thank you very much to my monthly supporters and those of you that have donated in the past. You really are helping to keep this podcast going, and I appreciate each and every one of you.  You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions or comments? Email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com I hope that you enjoy these longer recordings and that they help ease the stress of this chaotic world in which we live. Thank you very much for listening. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay sound.
03:03:03
January 20, 2022
Bonus! Paddling A Canoe On Lake McCloud On A Clear Winter Day
This was recorded on a clear and cool winter day while I paddled a canoe on Lake McCloud in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. The sun was shining brightly as I paddled along, with a light breeze occasionally rippling the otherwise calm surface of the lake. Lake McCloud is not a natural lake but a reservoir built on the McCloud River, and at the time I recorded this the water was very low. As I paddled up to to where the river entered the lake the water became so shallow that I was pushing along the lake bottom with my canoe paddle, and in a few very shallow spots the canoe rubbed the lake bottom.  Follow the podcast on Facebook and Instagram, just search @soundbynaturepodcast Please donate: https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/
43:11
January 14, 2022
Episode 91: Castle Crags Wilderness- Breezy Winter Day
This recording was gathered on a breezy winter day in Castle Crags Wilderness, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It had been misting earlier in the day and the mist that collected on the foliage of the nearby Red Fir and White Fir trees can be heard dripping onto the snow.  I am very grateful for my monthly supporters and those of you that have made a donation. Your contributions help a lot and motivate me to continue providing you with natural sound. Thank you! If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the link at the end of this podcast description. It's the best way to contribute to the podcast. You can also become a monthly supporter by visiting the donation page at the website for the podcast, https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/, where you also have the option of making a one time donation. I would very much appreciate your contribution. You can see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, by visiting the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions? Email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com I hope that wherever you are, your year is off to a good start. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
01:40:40
January 07, 2022
Episode 90: Winter Morning At Middle Fall Of The McCloud River
This was recorded on the clear and cold morning of New Year's Eve at the Middle Fall of the McCloud River in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California.  Thank you very, very much to all my monthly supporters and those of you that donated to the podcast over this past year. You keep me motivated to continue doing this, and I want you to know that I deeply appreciate all of your help. I'm looking forward to the coming year and continuing to provide you with natural sound. Thanks again! If you'd like to see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, please check out the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions? Email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com Donations? https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the link at the end of this podcast description. It's the best way to contribute to the podcast. It's been a challenging year and I hope these recordings have helped you get through it. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
01:37:00
January 01, 2022
Episode 89: Warm Campfire on a Cold Autumn Night
This was recorded in the Eddys mountains, a sub-range of the Trinity Mountains, which in turn is a sub-range of the Klamath Mountains, in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The night was calm, clear and crisp and the crackling fire slowly dies down as the firewood burns away.  Sound By Nature is independently produced and is made possible in part by contributions from listeners like you. If you appreciate natural sound that has been thoughtfully gathered and is entirely free from advertising and loops, please support this podcast. I could really use your help! Your contribution will be used to help cover the cost of bringing you these recordings and ensure the production of future episodes. You can become a monthly supporter by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/, where you will also have the option of making a one time donation. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. You can also help by rating and reviewing the podcast on Apple Podcasts, thank you to everyone who already has. I am so grateful for my monthly supporters and those of you that have made a one time donation. Your contributions really help and are enabling me to continue providing you with recordings of natural sound. If you'd like to see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, please check out the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. And if you have any questions or comments about the podcast you can email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. I really hope you enjoy this recording. Whether you use it to help ease the stress of a busy day, achieve a meditative state of mind, breathe through a yoga session, drift off to a restful night of sleep, or whatever you choose to do while you listen, I hope it benefits you in some way. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
03:30:00
December 01, 2021
Bonus! Half Frozen Toad Lake
This was recorded on a cold autumn day at half frozen Toad Lake in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The wind ripples on the open water were pushing bits and pieces of broken ice against the edge of the frozen half of the lake, which created some interesting sounds. Donate- https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/
04:00
November 26, 2021
Episode 88: Autumn Day Beside Tom Neal Creek
This was recorded on a clear autumn day beside Tom Neal Creek in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. The creek runs through a deep, wooded canyon in a remote, rugged, and wild area of the forest. I made a recording for the podcast at this location before(episode 8), but I wanted to come back as it is a favorite place of mine and is far away from the sources of noise pollution which have plagued my many attempts at collecting recordings for you over the past few weeks. I'd really like to thank my monthly supporters and the few of you that have donated to the podcast. I am extremely grateful for your help. Thank you! If you'd like to see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, please check out the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Questions? Email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com Donations? https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ If you'd like to become a monthly supporter you can do so by clicking the link at the end of this podcast description. It's the best way to contribute to this podcast. I really hope that you enjoy this recording, and I really hope that it benefits you in some way, however small. Thank you very much for listening. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay sound.
01:59:00
November 17, 2021
Episode 87: Stormy Day at Shastine Crater
This was recorded on a stormy autumn day at Shastine Crater on the south flank of the Medicine Lake Volcano, a large shield volcano in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The rainfall dripped from the over hanging rim of the small volcanic spatter cone under which the microphone was placed, while strong and gusty winds blew through nearby fir and pine trees. Sound By Nature is independently produced and is made possible in part by contributions from listeners like you. If you appreciate natural sound that has been thoughtfully gathered and is entirely free from advertising and loops, please support this podcast. I could really use your help! Your contribution will be used to help cover the cost of bringing you these recordings and ensure the production of future episodes of the podcast. You can become a monthly supporter by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/, where you will also have the option of making a one time donation. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. You can also help by rating and reviewing the podcast on Apple Podcasts, I really enjoy hearing what you think! I am so grateful for my monthly supporters and those of you that have made a one time donation. Your contributions really help and are enabling me to continue providing all my listeners with these recordings of natural sound. If you'd like to see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, please check out the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. And if you have any questions or comments about the podcast you can email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. I really hope you enjoy this recording. Whether you use it to help ease the stress of a busy day, achieve a meditative state of mind, breathe through a yoga session, drift off to a restful night of sleep, or whatever you choose to do while you listen, I hope it benefits you in some way. Thank you very much for listening, and please get vaccinated if you are able and haven't already so that we may put this dreadful pandemic behind us. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
03:40:00
October 25, 2021
Episode 86: Autumn Day Beside Bear Creek
This recording was gathered on a brisk autumn day in the Trinity Mountains beside Bear Creek in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Trinity County, California. Light wind blows steadily through the trees above as the creek trickles by. Listen for the sound of Dark Eyed Juncos fluttering around in the nearby trees about ten minutes into the recording. I made a previous attempt at gathering a recording in this area a few days before this, but it is was a holiday weekend during hunting season and the sound of distant gunshots could be heard on the recording I made that day. So I returned to the area on a weekday and was fortunate to obtain this recording which is free from the unpleasant, if not disturbing, sound of gunfire. Sound By Nature is independently produced and is made possible in part by contributions from listeners like you. If you appreciate natural sound that has been thoughtfully gathered and is entirely free from advertising and loops, please support this podcast. I could really use your help! Your contribution will be used to help cover the cost of bringing you these recordings and ensure the production of future episodes of the podcast. You can become a monthly supporter by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/, where you will also have the option of making a one time donation. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. You can also help by rating and reviewing the podcast on Apple Podcasts, I really enjoy hearing what you think! I am so grateful for my monthly supporters and those of you that have made a one time donation. Your contributions really help and are enabling me to continue providing all my listeners with these recordings. If you'd like to see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, please check out the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. And if you have any questions or comments about the podcast you can email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. I really hope you enjoy this recording. Whether you use it to help ease the stress of a busy day, achieve a meditative state of mind, breathe through a yoga session, drift off to a restful night of sleep, or whatever you choose to do while you listen, I hope it benefits you in some way. Thank you very much for listening, and please get vaccinated if you are able and haven't already so that we may put this dreadful pandemic behind us. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
01:02:03
October 13, 2021
Episode 85: Footbridge Over the McCloud River
This was recorded on the Pacific Crest Trail footbridge over the McCloud River in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. It was a warm, clear, and beautiful day in the deep and densely forested canyon which this stretch of the river flows through.  Sound By Nature is independently produced and is made possible in part by contributions from listeners like you. If you appreciate natural sound that has been thoughtfully gathered and is entirely free from advertising, please support this podcast. I could really use the help! Your contribution will be used to help cover the cost of bringing you these recordings and ensure the production of future episodes of the podcast. You can become a monthly supporter by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/, where you will also have the option of making a one time donation. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. You can also help by rating and reviewing the podcast on Apple Podcasts, I really enjoy hearing what you think! I am so grateful for my monthly supporters and everyone that has made a one time donation. Your contributions help a lot and are enabling me to continue providing all my listeners with these recordings. Recently, I was able to purchase new high quality audio cables with your donations, thank you to everyone that pitched in!!! If you'd like to see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, please check out the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. And if you have any questions or comments about the podcast you can email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. I really hope you enjoy this recording. Whatever you use it for, I hope it brings you peace and benefits you in some small way. Thank you very much for listening, and please get vaccinated if you are able and haven't already, so that we may put this dreadful pandemic behind us. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
02:00:00
October 03, 2021
Episode 84: Wind in Quaking Aspen at Summer's End
This recording was gathered at the very end of summer in a stand of Quaking Aspen at Bigelow Meadow Botanical Area in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a clear, sunny, and breezy afternoon at the start of this very long recording, with the wind calming down towards the end, and as sunset drew near tree crickets began to sing. There is a little air traffic in this episode, but it is to be expected on such a long recording in this part of the state. Sound By Nature is independently produced and is made possible in part by contributions from listeners like you. If you appreciate natural sound that has been thoughtfully gathered and is entirely free from advertising, I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast. I could really use the help! Your contribution will be used to help cover the cost of providing you these recordings and ensure the production of future episodes of the podcast. You can become a monthly supporter by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/, where you will also have the option of making a one time donation. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. You can also help by rating and reviewing the podcast on Apple Podcasts, I really enjoy hearing what you think! I am so grateful for my monthly supporters and everyone that has made a one time donation. Your contributions help a lot and are enabling me to continue providing you all with these recordings. Thank you!!! If you'd like to see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, please check out the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. And if you have any questions or comments about the podcast you can email me at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. I truly hope you enjoy this or any of my recordings. Whether you use it to help you ease the stress of a busy day, achieve a meditative state of mind, breathe through a yoga session, or drift off to a restful night of sleep, I really hope it benefits you in some way. Thank you very much for listening, and please get vaccinated if you are able and haven't already so that we may put this dreadful pandemic behind us. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
04:30:37
September 22, 2021
Episode 83: Late Summer Rain
This was recorded near the end of summer in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. It was the first significant rain we received in Northern California for quite some time and provided a welcome relief from the wildfire smoke that has been lingering in the area for much of the summer. I gathered this recording on the first day the forest reopened after it had been closed for nearly a month due to numerous wildfires burning throughout the state, a lack of resources to fight any new fires, and extreme fire danger caused in large part by an ongoing drought throughout much of the western United States. It was very nice to be back in the forest after such a long closure. Sound By Nature is independently produced and is made possible in part by contributions from listeners like you. If you appreciate natural sound that has been thoughtfully gathered and is entirely free from advertising, I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast. I could really use the help! Your contribution will be used to help cover the cost of providing you these recordings and ensure the production of future episodes of the podcast. You can become a monthly supporter by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/, where you will also have the option of making a one time donation. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. You can also help by rating and reviewing the podcast on Apple Podcasts, I really enjoy hearing what you think! I am so grateful for my monthly supporters and everyone that has made a one time donation. Your contributions help a lot and are enabling me to continue providing you all with these recordings. Thank you!!! If you'd like to see pictures of the area this was recorded, as well as pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, please check out the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find them by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. I truly hope you enjoy this or any of my recordings. Whether you use it to help you ease the stress of a busy day, achieve a meditative state of mind, breathe through a yoga session, or drift off to a restful night of sleep, I really hope it benefits you in some way. Thank you very much for listening, and please get vaccinated if you are able and haven't already so that we may put this dreadful pandemic behind us. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
01:02:03
September 19, 2021
Episode 82: Summer Afternoon Beside Squaw Valley Creek
This recording was gathered on a summer afternoon beside Squaw Valley Creek in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. Squaw Valley Creek originates from springs above the tree line high on Mount Shasta then descends the mountain and makes it's way into the deep, forested, and shady canyon where this was recorded. It was a beautiful summer day, though a bit smoky from the numerous large wildfires burning throughout Northern California at the time of recording.  If you like what you hear and want to support the production of future episodes, please donate- https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ Thank you supporters and everyone that has donated to the podcast, your contributions make this possible and ensure the production of future episodes. I am so grateful for your help! To see pictures and video of the spot this recording was gathered, as well pictures from other locations I have gathered recordings, check out my Instagram page- @soundbynaturepodcast I really hope you enjoy this or any of my recordings. Whether you use them to help you achieve a meditative state of mind, ease the stress of a busy day, breathe through a yoga session, or drift off to a restful night of sleep, I really hope it benefits you in some way. Thank you very much for listening, and please get vaccinated if you are able and haven't already. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
01:13:13
August 22, 2021
Episode 81: Mud Creek Mud Flow
This was recorded at Mud Creek on the south side of Mount Shasta in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was very hot earlier in the day which accelerated melting of Mud Creek glacier, which feeds Mud Creek, and as the meltwater cascaded down the mountain it picked up copious amounts of sediment, rock, and debris which turned the creek into a torrent of liquid mud. I recorded this in the evening at sunset and this is the tail end of a much larger mud flow which occurred earlier in the day. It wouldn't have been safe to try and get a recording earlier as the mud flows can be unpredictable and catastrophic, and I didn't want to risk my equipment or my personal safety. Nevertheless it was still impressive and the ground beside the creek was rumbling from the rocks and small boulders which were tumbling along in the flow, and the scent of mud and earth was hanging heavily in the air.  If you like what you hear, show some love! Donate- https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ Thank you supporters and everyone that has donated to the podcast, your contributions make this possible and ensure the production of future episodes. I am so grateful for your help! To see video of this mud flow, as well pictures from other locations I have recorded, check out my Instagram page- @soundbynaturepodcast I really hope you enjoy this or any of my recordings. Whether you use them to help you achieve a meditative state of mind, ease the stress of a busy day, breathe through a yoga session, or drift off to a restful night of sleep, I really hope that they benefit you in some way. Thank you very much for listening, and please get vaccinated if you haven't already. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound.
01:02:03
July 30, 2021
Episode 80: Cold Mountain Stream And Cicadas On A Hot Summer Day
This recording was gathered on a hot summer day beside a cold, spring fed mountain stream with cicadas singing in nearby trees in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Trinity County, California.  I need your help. This podcast is independently produced by me alone and is made possible in part by contributions from my monthly supporters. I am truly grateful for their support, but what I receive on a monthly basis only covers a small fraction of the cost of bringing you these recordings, not to mention the time and effort I put into this. I would very much like to continue providing you with ad free, thoughtfully collected natural sound, and I would like to travel farther afield to bring you more diverse soundscapes. But in order to do that, I need really your help. Any and all contributions go directly towards producing these episodes, and are greatly appreciated. I am not asking for a large contribution, but I am hoping a large number of you can make a small contribution which will enable me to continue providing you all with authentic natural sound gathered in wild and beautiful locations, and is entirely free from advertising. You can sign up to make a monthly contribution by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting the donations page of my website at https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/, where you will also have the option of making a one time donation. Thank you to the listeners that have donated to the podcast through my website this past month, I am extremely grateful for your contributions. I hope that more of you will consider doing the same. And thank you to my monthly supporters for your ongoing support, many of you have been backing the podcast for a long time and your continued assistance has motivated me to continue recording and keep improving. Thank you very much for your help! You can see pictures and video of the area this was recorded and the setup I used to record it, as well as pictures and video from some of the other places I've recorded, by visiting my Instagram and Facebook pages which can be found by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. While you're there please follow me! If you have any comments or questions you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com, or send me a message on Facebook or Instagram. I hope that this or any of my recordings provides you with a bit of peace amidst the chaos of the human world. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound. 
01:30:00
July 13, 2021
Episode 79: Mountain Stream On A Summer Afternoon
This was recorded at a spring fed mountain stream on a summer afternoon in the Trinity Mountains, a subrange of the Klamath Mountains, in Siskiyou County, California. It was a hot, sunny, and breezy day, with birds singing and bumblebees and other flying insects buzzing around in the flowers and greenery which lined the banks of the stream. It has been an abnormally dry year in this part of California, much of the west coast really, with a snowpack which has long since melted and temperatures far above average. The area in which I recorded this is normally gushing snowmelt this early in the summer, but many of the springs and streams which are usually swiftly flowing have already dried up, and the flow of water now looks more like it should in the fall. I can only hope that we receive a much deeper snowpack next winter to help alleviate this ongoing drought.  I really need your help. This podcast is independently produced by me alone and is made possible in part by contributions from my monthly supporters. I am extremely grateful for their support, but what I receive on a monthly basis only covers a small fraction of the cost of bringing you these recordings, not to mention the time and effort I put into this. I would very much like to continue providing you with ad free, thoughtfully collected natural sound, and I would like to travel farther afield to bring you more diverse soundscapes. But in order to do that, I need your help. Any and all contributions are deeply appreciated and go directly towards producing these episodes. I am not asking for a large contribution, but I am hoping a large number of you can make a small contribution which will enable me to continue providing you all with authentic natural sound gathered in wild and beautiful locations, and is entirely free from advertising. You can sign up to make a monthly contribution by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting the donations page of my website at https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/, where you will also have the option of making a one time donation. Thank you to the two listeners that donated to the podcast through my website this past month, I am extremely thankful. I hope that more of you will consider doing the same. Thank you very much for your help! You can see pictures and video of the area this was recorded and the setup I used to record it, as well as pictures and video from some of the other places I've recorded, by visiting my Instagram and Facebook pages which can be found by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. While you're there please like and follow me! If you have any comments or questions you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com, or send me a message on Facebook or Instagram. I truly hope that this or any of my recordings help you in some small way. Whether you use it to help you drift off to a restful night of sleep, to alleviate stress, as a meditation aid, or just for natural ambience, I really hope it benefits you and provides you with a bit of peace in this chaotic and unpredictable world we all live in together. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound. 
01:23:00
July 05, 2021
Bonus! Black Bear Inspection
This is a recording of a Black Bear making a rough inspection of my recording rig in the forest a few miles outside the town of McCloud, Siskiyou County, California.  I left my mics and recorder in the forest overnight in order to capture the dawn chorus the following morning. I had my Wildtronics microphone set on a tripod, and my Clippy microphones attached tree ears style to either side of the trunk of a small Black Oak tree, all connected to my Zoom F6 recorder. In the morning before I arrived to retrieve it, a curious Black Bear showed up to perform a thorough inspection of my setup. I can only assume I failed the inspection because he promptly knocked over the tri pod, pulled the furry wind protection off the Wildtronics mic, yanked the Clippy mics off the tree, and left my whole setup in disarray. Luckily, the worst damage was to only one of the Clippy mics, which had it's wiring pulled out of the mic capsule. The rest of the damage was only superficial, and the recorder wasn't damaged at all. Perhaps the bear didn't approve of being spied on, I will never know. Thankfully though, it kept recording through it all and I was able to capture the entire event with the Wildtronics mic. It's quite loud, as you might imagine a bear chewing on and pawing at a microphone would be. Nevertheless, I thought it was pretty funny and despite the damage to my gear I wanted to share it with you. The moral of this story is don't leave your recording gear out overnight in bear country and expect it not to be inspected. 
14:45
June 18, 2021
Bonus! Walking In Light Rain Through Forest and Meadows
This binaural recording was made while meandering around the forest and meadows high in the watershed of the Middle Fork of the Sacramento River in the Trinity Mountains, a subrange of the Klamath Mountains, in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a blustery day which started off sunny, but by afternoon clouds gathered and it began to rain as I wandered around the forest, across streams, and through small meadows. I briefly sought shelter from the rain beneath the boughs of an Incense Cedar tree before wandering on.  Facebook and Instagram- @soundbynaturepodcast Donate- https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ Email- soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com
46:00
June 18, 2021
Episode 78: Shasta View Spring
This was recorded at Shasta View Spring in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The spring is located near the Pacific Crest Trail below the Trinity Divide, and overlooks the valley of the North Fork of the Sacramento River with a beautiful view of Mount Shasta. I need your help. This podcast is independently produced by me alone and is made possible in part by contributions from my monthly supporters. I am extremely grateful for their support, but what I receive on a monthly basis only covers a small fraction of the cost of bringing you these recordings, not to mention the time and effort I put into this. I would very much like to continue providing you with ad free, thoughtfully collected natural sound, and I would like to travel farther afield to bring you more diverse soundscapes. But in order to do that, I really need your help. Any and all contributions are deeply appreciated and go directly towards producing these episodes. I am not asking for a large contribution, but I am hoping a large number of you can make a small contribution which will enable me to continue providing you all with authentic nature sounds gathered in wild and beautiful locations, and which are entirely free from advertising. You can sign up to make a monthly contribution by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting the donations page of my website at https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/, where you will also have the option of making a one time donation. Thank you very much for your help! You can see pictures and video of the area this was recorded and the setup I used to record it, as well as pictures and video from some of the other places I've recorded, by visiting my Instagram and Facebook pages which can be found by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. While you're there please feel free to like and follow me! If you have any comments or questions you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com, or by sending me a message on Facebook or Instagram. I really hope that you enjoy this recording, and I really hope that it benefits you in some small way. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound. 
01:01:00
June 09, 2021
Episode 77: Streamside Jeffrey Pine Tree Ears
This recording was gathered beside a spring fed stream from the trunk of a Jeffrey Pine tree high up in the watershed of the Middle Fork of the Sacramento River, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a warm evening with occasional breezes, singing birds, and buzzing insects as the cold mountain stream trickled by. The low call of a male Sooty Grouse can be heard in the distance. There is a little noise pollution in the form of air traffic on this recording, but I felt that it wasn't too bad not to release it. Sound By Nature is independently produced by me and is made possible in part by the generous support of listeners like you. This is a one man operation and if you enjoy these recordings and appreciate that they are free from advertising, I hope you will consider becoming a supporter or making a one time donation. Your contribution will be used to help me continue providing you with ad free, loop free, thoughtfully collected natural sound gathered by me on location. I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast if you can. You can make a monthly contribution by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting- http://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ where you will also have the option to make a one time donation. Any and all support is deeply appreciated. You can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Apple Podcasts. I am extremely grateful to my monthly supporters for your continued support. Your contributions inspire me to continue providing you with natural sound, and they motivate me to work towards improving the sound I am able to gather. Soo, Paul, Meta, Ariel, Benjamin, Jill, Laurie, Melinda, and Lisa- I truly appreciate your monthly support. Thank you! You can see pictures and video of the set up I used to record this and the area this was recorded, as well as pictures and video from some of the other places I've recorded, by visiting my Instagram and Facebook pages which can be found by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. While you're there please feel free to like and follow me! If you have any comments or questions you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. You can also get in touch by visiting my website- https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/. I am truly grateful to all of you for taking the time to listen to these recordings. I hope that they provide you with whatever relief you need from the many stresses we all face in life. I know that the problems we deal with aren't the same, but I know that we are all dealing with something and that we all suffer in our own ways. I really hope that these recordings can give you a brief respite from whatever it is you are enduring and can help you regain the strength you need to carry on. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound. 
01:26:28
June 04, 2021
Episode 76: Red Fir Tree Ears On A Windy Morning
This was recorded early on a windy morning in a forest of Red Fir trees in the Medicine Lake Highlands area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. I placed the microphones on either side of the trunk of a massive, old growth Red Fir tree, as if they were it's ears, and recorded the dawn chorus.  Sound By Nature is independently produced and is made possible in part by the generous support of listeners like you. If you enjoy these recordings and appreciate that they are free from advertising, I hope you will consider becoming a supporter or making a small one time donation. Your contribution will be used to help me continue providing you with ad free, loop free, thoughtfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast if you can. You can make a monthly contribution by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting- http://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ where you will also have the option to make a one time donation. Any and all support is deeply appreciated. You can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Apple Podcasts. I would like to thank my monthly supporters for your ongoing support. Your contributions have helped me acquire better equipment which has improved the quality of these recordings, and they motivate me to continue providing you with natural sound. Soo, Paul, Meta, Ariel, Benjamin, Jill, Laurie, Melinda, and Lisa- I truly appreciate your monthly support. Thank you! You can see pictures of the set up I used to record this, as well as pictures from some of the other places I've recorded, by visiting my Instagram and Facebook pages which can be found by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. While you're there please like and follow! If you have any comments or questions you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. You can also get in touch by visiting my website- https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/. I hope that you are all safe and healthy as the tides of this pandemic ebb and flow around the world. I hope that you get vaccinated if you are able and if not I hope that you stay healthy and virus free until you can. I was fortunate to get vaccinated myself and feel good to have done my small part to help keep my fellow humans safe, and help us all get back to whatever normal is these days. I know that there are still many, many problems throughout the world which we are a facing, but it sure will be nice to put this one behind us. Thank you very much for listening. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay sound.
01:26:35
June 02, 2021
Bonus! Wind and Graupel Showers at Chimney Crater
This was recorded on a spring day on the south flank of Medicine Lake Volcano in the Medicine Lake Highlands near the edge of Chimney Crater, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a windy day with passing showers of graupel, also called pellet snow or soft hail. 
33:58
May 22, 2021
Bonus! Thunder, Wind, and Frogs at Pumice Stone Well
This was recorded on a spring afternoon beside a seasonal snowmelt lake near a lonely forest road at Pumice Stone Well, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a mostly cloudy afternoon with thunderstorms passing nearby as frogs intermittently sang in chorus, a brief light rain shower passed overhead, and wind blew through the Lodgepole Pines which surround the shallow lake. 
22:42
May 15, 2021
Episode 75: Evening Chorus of Frogs by the McCloud River
This recording was collected just after sunset on a calm, clear evening near the upper McCloud River, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The frogs started with a couple of warmups before beginning their full, boisterous performance. This podcast is independently produced and is made possible in part by the generous support of listeners like you. If you enjoy these recordings and appreciate that they are free from advertising, I hope you will consider becoming a supporter or making a small one time donation. Your contribution will be used to help me continue providing you with ad free, loop free, thoughtfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast if you can. You can make a monthly contribution by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, or by visiting- http://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ where you will also have the option to make a one time donation. Any and all support is deeply appreciated. You can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Apple Podcasts. I would like to thank my monthly supporters for your ongoing support. Your contributions have helped me acquire better equipment which has improved the quality of these recordings, and they motivate me to continue providing you with these sounds. Soo, Paul, Meta, Ariel, Benjamin, Jill, Laurie, Melinda, and Lisa- I truly appreciate your monthly support. Thank you! If you have any comments or questions you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. You can also get in touch by visiting my website- https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/ I hope that this or any of my recordings can provide you with a little peace amidst the tumult of this chaotic, stressful, and crazy world we all live in together. Whether you listen to help you drift off to sleep, achieve a meditative state of mind, provide some natural ambience, or however you use these sounds, I truly hope that they benefit you in some small way. Thank you for listening. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay sound.
47:12
May 08, 2021
Episode 74: Spring Morning Birdsong Beside the McCloud River
This recording was gathered beside the upper McCloud River in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a calm and clear morning on the first day of May and the birds sang cheerily in the warm sunlight. Sound By Nature is independently produced and is made possible in part by the generous support of listeners like you. If you appreciate nature field recordings which have been thoughtfully gathered with respect for nature, and is completely free from advertising, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Will you help me provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used to continue to provide you with you ad free, mindfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast if you can. You can make a monthly contribution by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, and by visiting- http://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ where you also have the option to make a one time donation. Any and all support is thoroughly appreciated. You can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Apple Podcasts. Thank you very much to my monthly supporters for your continued support. Your contributions have helped me upgrade my equipment, which has hopefully improved your listening experience, they've helped cover the costs associated with gathering these recordings, and they motivate me to continue providing you with natural sound. Soo, Paul, Meta, Ariel, Benjamin, Jill, Laurie, Melinda, and Lisa- I am truly grateful for your monthly support. Thank you!  Recently I was happy to receive the first donation to the podcast through the website. Unfortunately my happiness waned when I received an email that said the cardholder had disputed the charge and the bank refused the payment. I was further disheartened when I was charged a hefty returned payment fee by the company which handles online payment processing for my website. I find it hard to imagine that a person would fraudulently use somebody's credit or debit card to donate to a podcast, and I am guessing that the person that made the donation didn't recognize the charge or perhaps they forgot they made the donation. Either way, I really hope it was just a misunderstanding. That said, if you decide to donate to the podcast through the website and later decide to dispute the charge with your bank or credit card company, please know that I will be penalized, and possibly for more than the originally intended donation.  If you have any questions or comments you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. You can also get in touch by visiting the website- https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/ -It's a work in progress, but it's a start. I really hope that this or any of my other recordings provide you with a little solace in this ceaselessly chaotic world we all live in together. Whether you listen to help you achieve a meditative state of mind, for stress relieving natural ambience, to help you drift off to a restful night of sleep, or however you may listen to them, I hope they are benefitting you in any small way. Thank you all very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay sound.
01:26:12
May 03, 2021
Episode 73: International Dawn Chorus Day at Bigelow Meadow
This was recorded on International Dawn Chorus Day at Bigelow Meadow Botanical Area in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. International Dawn Chorus Day is held on the first Sunday in May and was created to encourage people to get up early and listen to the beautiful sounds of birdsong. You can learn more about it here- https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/dawn-chorus-day It was a cool and breezy morning and I have to confess there weren't quite as many birds on this morning as I have heard at this location in the past. Nevertheless, this recording was made on International Dawn Chorus Day and I didn't want to replace it with a recording which had more abundant birdsong. So in the spirit of the day I am sharing this with you. That said it was a beautiful morning at a very beautiful and secluded meadow and I look forward to gathering recordings at this location in the future. As an aside, I did have an interesting Black Bear encounter while I was there. I set up my recording rig and moved to the other side of the meadow so as not to disturb the natural behavior of the birds and other wildlife. As I was quietly sitting and taking in the scenery, a large Black Bear silently walked out onto the meadow not more than fifty feet from me. I was looking in the other direction when my dog alerted me to it's presence with a bark and scared the bear into the brushy forest which borders the meadow. I see Black Bears frequently but have never had one approach so quietly. It was an interesting and unnerving experience. Sound By Nature is independently produced and is made possible in part by the generous support of listeners like you. If you appreciate field recordings which have been thoughtfully gathered with respect for nature, and are completely free from advertising, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Will you help me provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used to help me continue providing you with you ad free, mindfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast if you can. You can make a monthly contribution by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, and by visiting- http://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ where you also have the option to make a one time donation. Any and all support is thoroughly appreciated. Thank you very much to my monthly supporters for your continued support. Your contributions have helped me upgrade my equipment, which has hopefully improved your listening experience, they've helped cover the costs associated with gathering these recordings, and they motivate me to continue providing you with natural sound. Soo, Paul, Meta, Ariel, Benjamin, Jill, Laurie, Melinda, and new supporter Lisa- I am truly grateful for your monthly support. Thank you! I would also like to thank listener Leah who reached out to me by email and made a generous contribution to the podcast by standard mail. Thanks again Leah! If you have any questions or comments you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. You can also get in touch by visiting the website- https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/ -It's a work in progress, but it's a start. I truly hope that this or any of my recordings have been able to provide you with a bit of solace in this increasingly chaotic world we all live in together. Whether you use them to help you achieve a meditative state of mind, for stress relieving natural ambience, help you drift off to a restful night of sleep, or however you may enjoy them, I hope they are benefitting you in some small way. Thank you all very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay sound.
01:24:52
May 03, 2021
Episode 72: McCloud River Trail- Spring Morning Walk in the Rain
This was recorded on a cold and rainy spring morning while walking along the McCloud River Trail in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The rain fell steadily as I strolled along, at times mixed with wet and slushy snow, and heavy water drops fell from the trees as the rain collected in the foliage before dripping down to the forest floor. This recording was made using a binaural microphone configuration which means the microphones were placed at ear level on either side of the head in order to reproduce a lifelike stereo recording which comes as close as possible to what someone would hear were they actually at the location themselves. In this case the microphones were clipped below the brim of a hat I wore both to protect the microphones and my head from getting soaked by the rain and heavy water droplets dripping from the trees. The rain had softened the trail surface which muffled my footsteps and allowed for a much quieter walk than if the trail had been dry, with leaves, twigs, and pine needles crunching underfoot.  Sound By Nature is independently produced and is made possible in part by the generous support of listeners like you. If you appreciate field recordings which have been thoughtfully gathered with respect for nature, and are completely free from advertising, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Will you help me provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used to help me continue to provide you with you ad free, mindfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast if you can. You can make a monthly contribution by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, and by visiting- http://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ where you also have the option to make a one time donation. Any and all support is thoroughly appreciated. Thank you very much to my monthly supporters for your continued support. Your contributions have helped me upgrade my equipment, which has hopefully improved your listening experience, they've helped cover the costs associated with gathering these recordings, and they motivate me to continue providing you with natural sound. Soo, Paul, Meta, Ariel, Benjamin, Jill, Laurie, Melinda, and new supporter Lisa- I am truly grateful for your monthly support. Thank you! I would also like to thank listener Leah who reached out to me by email and made a generous contribution to the podcast by standard mail. Thanks again Leah! If you have any questions or comments you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. You can also get in touch by visiting the website- https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/ -It's a work in progress, but it's a start. I really hope that this or any of my other recordings provide you with a little solace in this ceaselessly chaotic world we all live in together. Whether you use them to help you achieve a meditative state of mind, for stress relieving natural ambience, help you drift off to a restful night of sleep, or however you may enjoy them, I hope they are benefitting you in some small way. Thank you all very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay sound.
01:00:08
April 26, 2021
Bonus! This is only a test...
I was recently able to acquire a pair of small clippable microphones, with help from supporters and contributors, and I thought I'd test them out by setting them up in a binaural configuration. I clipped them to a bandana on either side of my head at ear level and went for a walk on a local section of the Pacific Crest Trail. I still have to work out some kinks, but I was pretty happy with what I got. There was a lot of air traffic on the day I recorded, and the least noise polluted part of the recording happened on a section of trail which had some uphill parts, so you can hear me breathing a bit. I hope it's not too creepy. Aside from that I was quite pleased with the microphones and I am looking forward to using them in the future. I hope you enjoy it! If you do, or don't, you can let me know by email at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com, on my website at https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/, or by commenting on a Facebook or Instagram post, which can be found by searching @soundbynaturepodcast. Thanks! Recently I have been listening to something on Youtube which I think some of you might enjoy. I don't really know how to describe it best, but if you enjoy my podcast I think you may enjoy it as well. I put some links below, and I hope you check it out!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-goGVmquASTXYK1tunP-mA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h40fop7eGbY
20:02
April 23, 2021
Episode 71: Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park- Calm to Windy Morning
This recording was collected on a calm morning which became increasingly windy as the sun climbed up into the sky at Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park, Shasta County, California. The microphone was set up about 50 meters from the water next to a low, shrubby lava outcrop which provided a bit of protection from the the gusty wind that gathered in intensity during this recording and continued into the day.  Sound By Nature is independently produced and is made possible in part by the generous support of listeners like you. If you appreciate field recordings which have been thoughtfully gathered with respect for nature, and are completely free from advertising, perhaps you would like to support the podcast as well. Will you help me provide you with these recordings by becoming a supporter? Your support will be used to help me continue to provide you with you ad free, mindfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast if you can. You can make a monthly contribution by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, and by visiting- http://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ where you also have the option to make a one time donation. Any and all support is thoroughly appreciated.  Thank you very much to my monthly supporters for your continued support. Your contributions have helped me upgrade my equipment, which has hopefully improved your listening experience, they've helped cover the costs associated with gathering these recordings, and they motivate me to continue providing you with natural sound. Soo, Paul, Meta, Ariel, Benjamin, Jill, and the two new supporters I gained this past week, Laurie and Melinda- I am truly grateful for your monthly support. Thank you! I would also like to thank listener Leah who reached out to me by email and made a generous contribution to the podcast by standard mail.  If you have any questions or comments you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. You can also get in touch by visiting the website- https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/ -It's a work in progress, but it's a start. I really hope that this or any of my other recordings provide you with a little solace in this ceaselessly chaotic world we all live in together. Whether you use them to help you achieve a meditative state of mind, for stress relieving natural ambience, help you drift off to a restful night of sleep, or however you may enjoy them, I hope they are benefitting you in some small way. Thank you all very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay sound.
01:26:54
April 13, 2021
Bonus! Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park- Early Morning Light Rain in the Old Cabin at Crystal Springs
This was recorded early on a rainy morning inside the weathered old cabin at Crystal Springs, Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park, Shasta County, California.  http://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com @soundbynaturepodcast on Facebook and Instagram
39:02
April 11, 2021
Bonus! Marsh Wren
I captured this recording of a Marsh Wren as it flittered around in the tules on the water's edge at Crystal Springs, Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park, Shasta County, California.  http://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com @soundbynaturepodcast on Facebook and Instagram
03:30
April 09, 2021
Episode 70: Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park- Dawn Chorus by the Waters Edge at Crystal Springs
This was recorded on a cold and misty morning beneath an oak tree by the waters edge at Crystal Springs in Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park, Shasta County, California. The recording starts about forty minutes before sunrise and slowly gets louder as more and more birds join the chorus. The park is located only a few miles from the rural farming communities of McArthur and Fall River Mills, and is unfortunately not beyond the reach of the noise pollution which these towns and the highway running through them create, and is heard on this recording. That said, there is an incredible diversity of birds and other wildlife, and perhaps it is good to be reminded that a place of such natural abundance can exist alongside us humans if we are careful and considerate of the needs of species other than our own.  This is the fourth episode I have released this week, so I'll spare you the spiel and try to keep this short. Thank you very much to my supporters and contributors, and those of you that have rated and reviewed the podcast. Support me if you can, donate if you'd like, and please share the podcast with anyone who might enjoy it.  I hope that you all are doing okay. As long we keep putting one foot in front of the other, eventually we will get over this mountain of a pandemic. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sound. http://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com @soundbynaturepodcast on Facebook and Instagram
01:20:21
April 07, 2021
Episode 69: Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park- Nighttime Frog Chorus
This recording was gathered on a clear, cool night beside a small wet meadow near the Ja She Creek Campground in Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park, Shasta County, California. The frogs sang in chorus continuously before an unidentified animal walked onto the wet and grassy stage and compelled them to end their performance. There is unfortunately some noise pollution on this recording, in the form of air traffic, but the frogs were singing loudly and I didn't think it overshadowed their performance. Sound By Nature is produced by me with the generous support of listeners like you. If you appreciate field recordings which have been thoughtfully gathered 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 to help me to keep giving you ad free, mindfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast if you can. You can make a monthly contribution by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, and by visiting- http://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ where you also have the option to make a one time donation. Any and all support is thoroughly appreciated. Thank you very much to my monthly supporters for your ongoing 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. Soo, Paul, Meta, Ariel, Benjamin, and Jill- I am truly grateful for your monthly support. Thank you! I would also like to thank listener Leah who reached out to me by email and made a generous contribution to the podcast by standard mail. As I recall Leah mentioned enjoying an older episode with frogs. Leah, I really hope you enjoy this episode, and thanks again! If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. You can also get in touch by visiting the website- https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/ -It's a work in progress, but it's a start. I really hope that this or any of my other recordings provide you with a little peace in this ceaselessly chaotic world we all live in together. Whether you use them to help you achieve a meditative state of mind, for stress relieving natural ambience, or to help you drift off to a restful night of sleep, I hope they are benefitting you in some small way. Thank you all very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay sound.
01:56:46
April 05, 2021
Episode 68: Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park- Roaring Campfire on a Chilly Night
This recording was gathered on a chilly night in early spring beside the campfire at my campsite in the Crystal Springs Campground in Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park, Shasta County, California. A large deciduous tree had fallen across the trail not far from my campsite, and the park maintenance workers had cut out the section blocking the trail, which I used for firewood. I am not quite sure what kind of tree it was, but the wood, some of which was studded with acorns by busy acorn woodpeckers, burned nicely without a lot of loud snaps and pops, and the fire hissed as the moisture within the wood heated and escaped as steam. Sound By Nature is produced by me with the generous support of listeners like you. If you appreciate field recordings which have been thoughtfully collected 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 to help me to keep giving you ad free, mindfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast if you can. You can make a monthly contribution by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, and by visiting- http://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ where you may also make a one time donation if that suits you better. Any and all support is thoroughly appreciated. Recently, listener support has helped me upgrade my audio software which will hopefully provide all listeners with an overall better listening experience.  Thank you very much to my monthly supporters for your ongoing 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. Soo, Paul, Meta, Ariel, Benjamin, and Jill- I am truly grateful for your monthly support. Thank you! I would also like to thank listener Leah who reached out to me by email and made a generous contribution to the podcast by mail. Thank you Leah! If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. You can also get in touch with the podcast by visiting my website- https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/ -It's a work in progress, but it's a start. I really hope that this or any of my other recordings provide you with a little peace in this ceaselessly chaotic world we all live in together. Whether you use them to help you achieve a meditative state of mind, for stress relieving natural ambience, or to help you drift off to a restful night of sleep, I hope they benefit you in some small way. Thank you very much for listening. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay sound.
01:22:36
April 03, 2021
Episode 67: Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park: Morning Beside Ja She Creek
This was recorded on an early spring morning next to the stone fish traps at Ja She Creek in Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park, Shasta County, California. Ja She Creek is more of a series of interconnected ponds than a creek in the classic sense, all of which are fed by countless underwater springs. The stone fish traps were constructed by the indigenous people who have inhabited the area for thousands of years, the Ajumawi(as spelled on the tribal website) band of the Pit River Tribe, for whom the park is named. The traps were made to catch Sacramento sucker fish, which were actively spawning as this recording was being made and can be heard splashing in the shallows at water's edge. You will also hear the raucous calls of both Stellar and Scrub Jay's, Acorn Woodpecker's, numerous songbirds, an abundance of waterfowl, and more. The recording starts just before sunrise and continues into the morning.  If you would like to see pictures of the area this was made, and a video of the Sacramento sucker fish spawning in the crystal clear waters of Ja She Creek, check out my Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can find both 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 thoughtfully collected 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 to keep giving you ad free, mindfully collected natural sound. I hope that you will consider supporting the podcast if you can. You can make a monthly contribution by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description, and by visiting- http://soundbynaturepodcast.com/donations/ where you may also make a one time donation. Any and all support is greatly appreciated.  Thank you very much to my monthly supporters for your ongoing 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. Soo, Paul, Meta Ariel, Benjamin, and Jill- I am truly grateful for your monthly support.  If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms you can email the podcast at soundbynaturepodcast@gmail.com. You can also get in touch with the podcast by visiting- https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/  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.
02:09:30
March 31, 2021
Bonus! Thundersnow on the Pacific Crest Trail
This was recorded on a late winter afternoon along the Pacific Crest Trail in a heavily snow laden stand of massive old growth conifers in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. It had snowed all day and I was packing up my gear and getting ready to hike back several miles through the new fallen snow when unexpectedly, and much to my delight, a rare rumble of thunder rolled through the forest. Luckily, I was able to capture two subsequent thunderclaps in the snow, which I present to you. I had my microphone set up beneath a shelter I made with a nylon rain poncho, both as protection from the snow, and as something for the snow to fall against to make some noise as the falling snow by itself was nearly silent. If you'd like to see pictures of the shelter, as well as some more pictures from the area this was recorded, I'll be posting some on the Instagram and Facebook pages for the podcast. You can also see a short video of the mountain lion I spotted on the hike in to the area, as well as a picture of it's very fresh tracks in the snow. Just search @soundbynaturepodcast. Also, the podcast now has a website! It's a work in progress, but it's a start. Check it out here- https://soundbynaturepodcast.com/
07:20
March 12, 2021
Bonus! Red Breasted Sapsucker Drumming
I recorded this Red Breasted Sapsucker, a type of woodpecker, drumming on an old dead tree in the backyard on a sunny Sunday morning. If you'd like to learn more about this interesting bird, go to https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-breasted_Sapsucker/id
01:00
March 07, 2021
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 01, 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 05, 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 03, 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 05, 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 08, 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 08, 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 02, 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 04, 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 06, 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 02, 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 01, 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 03, 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 05, 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 08, 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 09, 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 05, 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 05, 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 04, 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 05, 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 09, 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 02, 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 07, 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 04, 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