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...]

Gray Treefrog Video Portrait

A chorus of frogs enlivens the night at Cool Pond in West Virginia. At this time of the season the chorus is dominated by Gray Treefrogs, Hyla versicolor, a species that occurs from Maine to Minnesota and south to east Texas and southern Virginia. This individual was singing from the lower branches of a willow at the water's edge. Yarrow's … [Read more...]