Just as people start going to bed, your woodlot is waking up. Many animals are only active at night. Sit outside with your ears open, and you might surprise yourself with what you hear.
Listen to audio clips of nocturnal birds, mammals, amphibians, and insects. These audio clips are from Cornell University’s Macaulay Library.
Your woodlot is more than a retreat from the fast-paced modern world. It's also an escape from the bight city lights that obscure the heavens. Pick a clear, moonless night and enjoy the show.
One advantage to owning a woodlot is that you have a chance for really dark nights without city lights to interfere with the stars. Use that darkness to get beautiful “astrophotography” shots of the moon, stars, and Milky Way galaxy.
Light painting is night photography with a twist. It involves moving a light source like a flashlight or glowstick during a long-exposure photo to light up a dark subject or create dazzling designs.
When we travel, we often forget to pause and appreciate what’s right around us. With a sound map, you’ll sit still and translate the sounds around you onto paper.