‘Silence Map’ of the US

Working on the FEDC Art Contest with our chair, Emma Gleysteen, we talked about what pops into your head about when thinking about protecting the environment.  When thinking types of pollution, we don’t often consider noise pollution, or its effect on us.   Check out this article on the “silence map” of the US.

wood_thrushAfter reading this article on noise pollution I looked on the web for a beautiful bird song of the northeast and found the Wood Thrush was what I was after.  Wikipedia on wood thrush says, “It is closely related to other thrushes such as the American robin and is widely distributed across North America, wintering in Central America and southern Mexico. The wood thrush is the official bird of the District of Columbia.”  This story on NPR has an embedded YouTube of the elusive wood thrush singing is varied song.

Luckily for us, in Fairfield, we have many acres of town open space as well as the Connecticut Audubon Society and the Aspetuck Land Trust to help us appreciate nature and her sounds.

Please check out the links in this post to learn more about the wood thrush, an endangered, beautiful song bird and our local neighbor and find out about  the amazing places in Fairfield that you can enjoy to cacophony of nature!