Coastal Currents: Sounds Of The Sands

Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 @ 11:36 a.m. /

On today's Coastal Currents, you'll listen to the dunes after dark.

Join naturalist Teal Richards Dimitrie for an evening listening tour at the Ma-le'l Dunes Unit of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Learn to identify frog songs, owl calls and other sounds of the night. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Please R.S.V.P by calling(707) 444-1397.

Said Richards:  
"I hope on this walk we will get to hear not only the familiar rib-bit of the Pacific Chorus Frog but the more subdued growl-groan call of our local threatened species the Northern Red-legged Frog.  However, the explosion of activity and sound I would love to share is highly tied to rain (especially in the ephemeral dune swales) which we have had so little of this winter.  Therefore we will be using all of our senses to explore Ma 'lel North at night and see what we hear, from the tiny-slimey to our feathered night time friends, and any other creature that wishes to make a peep."

Also on this week's show, find out how serious our local government(s) are about getting single-use plastic bags out of our landfills and waterways.

Listen to today's Coastal Currents below.

Coastal Currents Audio

Nighttime Sounds in the Dune Forest

Wednesday, January 29, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Ma-le'l Dunes North