Blue Mountain Frogscape

Frogs and Toads can be a challenge to record. The problem is one of balance. If several species are involved, it is important that their sounds do not compete too much with one another, thereby turning the soundscape into a cacophonous "mush." It is also important that calling individuals not be too close to the microphone; otherwise their calls … [Read more...]

Bullfrog Serenade

There is nothing like a large chorus of Bullfrogs—their deeply resonant and pumping calls soothe the mind into a dreamlike state: Rum, Rum, Jug-o-Rum, Jug-o-Rum. What's more, neighboring males often alternate their calls to produce an entrancing pulsating rhythm quite unlike that produced by any other species of frog. On the night of June 3, … [Read more...]