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Hated but rated

January 2022The year 2021 ended somewhat unexpectedly sound-wise. From the reeds along a small canalI heard sounds that sounded like the muffled mooing of a cow. It turned out to be NutriasMyocastor coypus.Nutrias are rodents from South America, so they are considered an invasive species in Europe.The populations here are offspring of animals abandoned by …

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Leipzig thunderstorm

September 2021Recording sound of a thunderstorm is not an easy thing to do if you value a sound thatis not colored by the reflections of a building or muffled a shelter. There are just too fewdry thunderstorms in the Northern Hemisphere, unfortunately.Tonight there was a really exceptionally long and intense thunderstorm in Leipzig.Since my apartment …

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Scorched Earth II

July 2021Regular visitors to my blog will know that one of my favourite nature reserves isa former military training area south of Berlin (see: Scorched Earth I)After a massive fire some years back, new flora is now showing up and with it firstlarger fauna. One species was always present even right after the big fire, …

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