Spring in Corkscrew Swamp
Recordist/Credit: Bernie Krause
This 11,000 acre
pristine and unusual habitat about 20 miles from Naples, Florida, was completely
wild when first established in the early 1950s. Now it is surrounded by intense
development within arm's reach of the fences that define its borders. While
there is incredible beauty to be seen, it is extremely difficult to record
soundscapes there. By the late 90s, when Bernie Krause was commissioned to
record soundscapes for the visitor center on the refuge, it was nearly
impossible to capture the delicate acoustic textures of the swamp without the
intrusion of nearby domestic animals and traffic noise in the
distance. Here is his careful portrait of the Refuge's wilder side.
Birds: Limpkin, Barred Owl, Red-shouldered Hawk, Cardinal,
Woodstork, Roseated Spoonbill, Redwing Blackbird, Cardinal, Anhinga, Green
Heron, Little Blue Heron, Great Egret, Pileated Woodpecker, Grackle, Chuck
Will's Widow, Parula Warbler, Tree Swallow, Wood Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler,
Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow
Green Tree Frog, Southern Leopard Frog, Pig Frog
SPRING IN CORKSCREW SWAMP
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