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Sounds of the forest: part 6

The tapping/hammering/drumming/thumping of various woodpeckers has become another now familiar sound of the forest. Occasionally this sound is louder than usual, prompting me to quickly scan nearby trees in order to catch a glimpse of the pileated woodpecker, an unusually … Continue reading

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Sounds of the forest: part 5

(note: I started this post a few weeks ago and realized I never finished it, so it starts out about another morning.) This morning I open the bedroom window (since the katydids are finally quiet) and I hear the sound … Continue reading

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Sounds of the forest: part 4

From the sounds of things, the cicadas are nearly done with their singing, but the katydids have picked up right where they left off, only louder. Much louder. And at night. While the cidadas usually make their noise during the … Continue reading

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Sounds of the forest: part 3

A couple weeks ago, we started noticing a bunch of holes in the ground around our blueberry bushes and elsewhere. They looked like they had been perfectly bored, like an aerator would make. Then a week ago, I saw this … Continue reading

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Sounds of the forest: part 2

(Sounds of the forest: part 1) Right now, as I start this post (around 11 pm Tuesday night), the windows are open and I am listening to the almost conversational sound of a barred owl (Strix varia) ┬áthat we affectionately … Continue reading

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Sounds of the forest: part 1

One of the first things I noticed about living in the woods is that it is not a quiet place. I wouldn’t call it “noisy” though. While it seems to never be silent around here, the sounds of the forest … Continue reading

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