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Poughkeepsie Journal - Earth Wise: Animals use sounds to protect themselves in wild

The last time you took a walk through the woods or a meadow, you may have admired the towering trees, a boldly patterned butterfly, or a beautifully plumaged bird. But were you aware of the sounds around you — from both wildlife and human sources? This complete set of sounds is called a “soundscape.”

Ken Schmidt of Texas Tech University has been researching soundscapes on the Cary Institute’s grounds.

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