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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

Sound By Nature Sound By Nature

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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

    Episode 84: Wind in Quaking Aspen at Summer's End

    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.


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    • 4 hr 30 min
    Episode 83: Late Summer Rain

    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.


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 82: Summer Afternoon Beside Squaw Valley Creek

    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.


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 81: Mud Creek Mud Flow

    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. 



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    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.






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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 80: Cold Mountain Stream And Cicadas On A Hot Summer Day

    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. 


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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 79: Mountain Stream On A Summer Afternoon

    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. 


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    • 1 hr 23 min

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