When we consider the sounds of nature, we think about the crickets, the birds, thunder storms, and wind, etc. – but, have you ever wondered what nature thinks of our noises? Humans make a good deal of noise. Think of our aircraft noise, road noise, machine noise, and even the sounds of our voices. Fortunately, some human noise triggers rodents and large mammals to remain away, thus protecting themas we hurt their surroundings as we encroach on their territories.
Some mammals are getting used to our sounds, they’ve learned to adapt to them. Some animals that hear us are interested and come to have a look. Many feel that if they hear us, they’re safe in their normal predators. Predatory birds and some predator animals like the individual noise as it covers their particular sound and stalking actions and distracts as they get close to go for the kill.
Not all human sound is wanted. Much of it disturbs wildlife, for example wind turbine blades making ultrasound, and train noise as it rumbles the earth, in addition to freeway and airport noise. Whereas we have begun to appreciate the sounds of nature, we have not availed our noise to be as pleasant to the other participants in our surroundings. A good case in point is ship and sonar sound to large sea mammals such as whales. Our noise pollution even irritates us humans – and it can cause”hearing impairment, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, annoyance, and sleep disturbance,” to name just a few recorded by WikiPedia.
We should suspect these very same types of issues cause angst and health problems in local birds and wildlife where we share space and territory. Many species sleep during the day and own much of our realm at night as they are nocturnal, sharing the space. If we disrupt their sleep during the day, this may result in unhealthiness in the food-chain. Austin Wildlife Removal use often use sound as a deterrent to keep critters away; gopher ground thumpers, deer whistles for automobiles, and short blasting sounds to keep birds from crops.
Humans consider the birds chirping and crickets”stridulating’ seems as peaceful and part of nature. Just as those of us who live near the shore consider the noise of the crashing waves a soothing noise of tranquility. Everyone inherently knows this – no significant revelation here, but in case you haven’t thought about it since you enjoy in a highly developed urban area – consider if you will the.mp3 and CDs you can buy which feature sounds of rain, storms, howling wind, waves, and birds and crickets. These sound tracks are sold under the auspice of having the ability to help us meditate and/or destress.
Perhaps, animals that live in town and rural areas hear our TV sets, music, and conversations as calm and normal. Perhaps these sounds make them feel secure and content – that everything is normal and are consequently, less apprehensive – with less anxiety. Perhaps they miss those sounds once the power goes out and there is more silence?
It’s obvious that humans have developed alongside of nature, and that nature has been there the entire time evolving along with us. Everything affects everything else, so it makes sense that our sound affects their well-being much more than we think, both on the negative and positive side of the equation. Please consider all this and think about it.