Natural sounds explored
Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR), a leader in conservation science, habitat protection and restoration, and environmental education, will host a spring science salon, “The Great Animal Orchestra: How Nature Communicates By Sound,” on Saturday, April 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. at ACR’s Bouverie Preserve.
The event will feature Bernie Krause, Ph.D, noted author and bio-acoustician; and Tom Rusert of Sonomabirding.com and Sonoma Valley Christmas Bird Counts. The event will include birdcalls and bird songs, and will be followed by a reception with the speakers.
According to Krause, symphonies of natural soundscapes and creature voices in the wild combine into vital biophones – holistic acoustic signatures that communicate place, time and habitat health.
“We’re excited Bernie Krause’s incredible bio-acoustic work and Tom Rusert’s expertise with bird calls and songs will be showcased at ACR’s latest Science Salon,” said Scott Feierabend, executive director of ACR. “With habitat protection and restoration a key mission for Audubon Canyon Ranch, we are thrilled to partner with these folks to educate attendees on the sounds of nature, their beauty, significance and the need for ongoing protection of the Bay Area’s biologically diverse landscapes.”
Tickets are $35. Reservations are required by April 11 by calling 415-868-9244 or emailing RSVP@egret.org.
Bouverie Preserve is located approximately six miles north of the town of Sonoma, on Highway 12, in Glen Ellen.