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Nature sounds for relaxation, stress relief, meditation, sleep, or whatever you like. Enjoy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/soundbynature/support

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Nature sounds for relaxation, stress relief, meditation, sleep, or whatever you like. Enjoy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/soundbynature/support

    Bonus! Black Bear Inspection

    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 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. 

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    • 14 min
    Bonus! Walking In Light Rain Through Forest and Meadows

    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. 

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    • 46 min
    Episode 78: Shasta View Spring

    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. 


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 77: Streamside Jeffrey Pine Tree Ears

    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. 


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 76: Red Fir Tree Ears On A Windy Morning

    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.


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Bonus! Wind and Graupel Showers at Chimney Crater

    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. 


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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

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Beautiful sleep scapes

Thank you for recording these wonderful Nature landscapes. Beautiful to listen to before sleep. Listening from the UK.

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Thank you so much for these recorded sounds, this is my place to come when I want to relax. I appreciate the work!

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