field note

The life aquatic

August 2019

In the north of Berlin, just beyond the city boundary is a beautiful wetland called Tegeler Fließ.
Here the naturalist Alexander von Humboldt spent his childhood. Today, this area is not only
scenic impressive, it also home to a good number of bird species.
Since it is only 45 minutes away from my home, I often go there – during the post-breeding season
especially to make recordings of grasshoppers and aquatic insects. Here is a short excerpt from
one of those underwater sound recording.

PFR15730, 190810, unknown aquatic insects, songs, Tegeler Fließ, Germany