A Spring Chorus / by Brandon Keim

Somewhere in my mid-thirties I lost the ability to concentrate for long periods of time while listening to music or the radio. Listening to sounds of nature, though, still puts me in the right frame of mind, and with inspiration from the great soundscape recorder Bernie Krause I've started recording moments for my own listening and working pleasure.

Here's an excerpt from a recent evening beside a small pond along the northern tip of Rock Creek Park. After light rains and a warm day, the amphibian community was ready to party.

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