Sequoia, An American Soundscape - Album Sample by Listening Earth published on 2013/08/14 05:55:49 +0000 3 minute audio sample from the 80 minute nature sound album; "Sequoia", available for download from www.listeningearth.com/LE/product.php?id=119 This recording takes you to California's Sierra Nevada, to an ancient grove of Sequoias - the most massive trees on earth. Imagine walking around this peaceful place. It is difficult to grasp the size of the forest giants around you. They tower above, reaching for the sky with cinnamon-coloured trunks, often dotted with woodpecker holes. You pause to listen; small birds such as Nuthatches, Flycatchers, Brown Creepers, Kinglets, Warblers and Fox Sparrows sing from high in the canopy or among the low shrubs on the forest floor. The drumming of woodpeckers large and small resounds through the forest. This place is certainly heaven for Woodpeckers! As you meander around the Sequoia grove, you hear other sounds: the piping of a Pygmy-Owl, a Mountain Quail, and the chatter of small mammals; Squirrel and Chipmunks. A party of Stellar's Jays move through, and the dark shape of a Raven swoops overhead on languid wingbeats. As much as Giant Sequoias are a wonder to see, this grove is also a beautiful place to listen too.