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Isegrimm

October 2021The recent history of the Grey Wolf Canis lupus in Central Europe, like almost everywhereelse in the world, is also a history of competition, suppression and finally persecution.In superstition, they were portrayed as dangerous to humans directly, they were in fact seenas competitors for food and were therefore killed throughout the area.In addition to …

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Linum

October 2019 I went to Germany’s most famous Common Crane roost north of Berlin recently. My goal was to make sound recordings of a really large number of Common Cranes arriving at roost. In this case around 20.000 individuals. It is certainly arguable whether if it is right, in times of continuous habitat loss, to …

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Scorched Earth I

July 2019The naturalist’s year is more or less structured by the life cycles of the natural world.Living in a life cycle mostly alienated from nature, it brings with it that only partialinsights into the former are possible. At least once a year, I usually visit a former military training area south of Berlin inorder to …

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Darß IV

April 2019 Regular readers of my blog will know, I really like the peninsula Darss in Northeast Germany and go there as often as I can. During all of my visits, the target sound-wise has been always the same: calls of small passerines. But beside particular intentions I always simply enjoyed the tranquility in those …

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