Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Tallahassee Windchimes Playing Approaching Rainstorm Breezes

 Need to chill? One and half hour of chimes playing nature's wind vibes! 

Great for lowering blood pressure & protecting our #aorta. 

Wind Chimes & ASMR, Nature Bathing

Hour and half peaceful, ASMR-like, gentle breezes before yesterday's springtime approaching rainstorm playing wind chimes on front porch of the farm here just outside Tallahassee. 

Zoom F6, MKH416, dead cat & tripod. #fieldrecording #windchimes #ASMR #aorticdissection #dissection #naturebathing

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Full Moon Tidal Creek Flow, Frogs, Shorebirds & Crickets

 Spring full moon tides are usually much higher and lower turning gentle flowing brackish creeks into rushing rivers. This audio is one hour of outgoing tidal flow's rushing water sounds along with Pig Frogs, Leopard Frogs, a few Green Tree Frogs calling.

One hour ASMR Nature Bathing Audio, Full Moon Tidal Flow, SMNWR

Shorebirds, songbirds, crickets and the occasional overhead airplane and nearby fishing boat contribute to the rest of the full moon marsh audio. Recording rushing water audio is challenging however I find the sounds ground me with the earth (after all our bodies are mostly water).

The Pig Frogs are the perfect bass accompaniment while Leopard Frogs call with out their soprano melodies. I hear Red-winged Blackbirds throughout along with a number of shorebirds. Mole crickets and Southern Field Crickets round out the recording.

The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge is always in earth & wildlife orchestra mode. Sony PCM M10 recorders, Clippy mics, Windbubbles & dry bags.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Leopard Frog Calls from St Marks National Wildlife Refuge, 3 hours

 Hiking way into the coastal swamps here in Florida to set up my audio equipment for overnight wildlife recording is one of the significant ways I manage my health. The relaxation to my body and mind is indescribable. When out in nature I am awed by the immensity of the earth's vast expanses rich in diversity, color, textures, smells and sounds. 'Forest (or marsh in my case) bathing' is truly healing.

Sound Cloud link to 3 hours of Leopard Frog calls from SMNWR

Here is a link to one of my latest recordings, an overnight marsh pond collection of frog calls. I find this audio to be quite relaxing and have been playing for background ASMR throughout the days. Hope you find healing, enjoyment and relaxation in Mother Nature's symphony! Over three hours primarily of Southern Leopard Frogs, Lithobates (Rana) sphenocephala and southeastern field cricket, Gryllus rubens from the edge of a fresh water shallow marsh pond in the SMNWR. Leopard frogs are one of the most common types of frogs in Florida. Much of the habitat in the SMNWR where I normally record is a mix of fresh and saltwater. This particular area where the recording was collected was primarily freshwater. Leopard frogs however are one of the more salt tolerant of Florida frog species. The nights are still cool here so mating season has not fully arrived. Rather than the typical frantic mating calls of late spring, the calls here are of a more nuanced conversational type. Audio recorded from 9pm to 10pm February 18, 2023 with Sony PCM M10 and Clippy stereo microphones, windcovers and drybags.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Early Morning Birdsong! One Hour Urban Bird Calls

 One hour of a February early morning birdsong collection in Tallahassee, Florida. Birds foraging off the black oil sunflower seed feeder include, cardinals, mockingbirds, wrens, chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays, sparrows and more. Background sounds are typical urban noises such as; constant roar of cars, occasional motorcycle and ambulances, buses, airplanes and ever present city hum. Sennheiser MKH416 mic & F6 recorder.

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Recording early morning birdsong in Tallahassee

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Florida Hemp, Luna Moth & IPM


Luna Moth & Hemp Entourage Effect #biodiversity

Luna, the moon moth is a member of Actias genus in the Saturniid family. We love caterpillars & moths in our #Hemp cultivation area as they contribute to our amazing hemp #entourage effect & actually are an important matrix member of our #nativeplant & #biodiversity based #IPM efforts. #ArendellHillNursery #CBD #FreshFromFlorida #Permaculture #Organic

Florida Hemp, Leaf Miner Damage & IPM

Florida Hemp exhibiting leaf miner damage

 Leaf miner damage in #hemp leaves. Leaf miners are collectively a group of insects whose larvae 'mine' interior of leaves where minimal cellulose is encountered & where larvae are protected from predators. Many leaf miner species we see in our #hemp cultivation area are members of the moth, Lepidoptera, order. Leaf miner damage to hemp occurs via reduced overall plant photosynthesis & also from fungal & viral infections introduced into the plant through the leaf miner tunnels inside leaves. We use a combination of #IPM methods to control leaf miners including; bird feeding stations, yellow sticky cards with solar night lights, native plant companion plantings, lure plantings and occasional Neem or Spinosad spray applications (both organic approved). #integratedpestmanagement absolutely works best for our #FloridaHemp growing. #ArendellHillNursery #CBD #CBG #Fiber #FreshFromFlorida #Permaculture #Organic

Friday, May 27, 2022

Green Heron Dawn Flight Calls, SMNWR

One minute May 2022 sunrise heron, most likely green heron, Butorides spp., flight calls from out of the sawgrass marsh area east of Lighthouse Road and north of Headquarters Pond in the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Other birds include the mourning dove and red-winged blackbirds. Pig frogs, southern field crickets and wrens may also be heard. Sony PCM D100 recorder, LOM Mikro Usi microphones, windbubbles and drybags.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Florida Hemp, Spiders Ambush Pest Insects

Spiders love flowers in our pollinator section of #hemp cultivation area. So many lying in wait to surprise unsuspecting bugs. Spiders are great #IPM team members! #arendellhillnursery #permaculture #spiders #bugs #integratedpestmanagement #floridahemp #cbd #850hemp https://t.co/YVDAUd1NMi

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Florida Hemp, Controlling Glossy Winged Sharpshooters

 Do you know this sucking bug?  It’s a Glossy Winged Sharpshooter, Homalodisca sp., & is sucking on xylem of my #hemp crop. A green anole though is about to catch & eat it. GWSSs transmit Xylella bacterium damaging plants. Birds & anoles are good controls for this native bug who also leaves copious amounts of anal discharge. #floridahemp #freshfromflorida #ipm #permaculture #organic #cbd #arendellhillnursery #welovebugs #bugs 
 Do you know this sucking bug?  It’s a Glossy Winged Sharpshooter, Homalodisca sp., & is sucking on xylem of my #hemp crop. A green anole though is about to catch & eat it. GWSSs transmit Xylella bacterium damaging plants. Birds & anoles are good controls for this native bug who also leaves copious amounts of anal discharge. #floridahemp #freshfromflorida #ipm #permaculture #organic #cbd #arendellhillnursery #welovebugs #bugs 
 Do you know this sucking bug?  It’s a Glossy Winged Sharpshooter, Homalodisca sp., & is sucking on xylem of my #hemp crop. A green anole though is about to catch & eat it. GWSSs transmit Xylella bacterium damaging plants. Birds & anoles are good controls for this native bug who also leaves copious amounts of anal discharge. #floridahemp #freshfromflorida #ipm #permaculture #organic #cbd #arendellhillnursery #welovebugs #bugs 

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Florida Hemp, Green Anoles for Hemp IPM

Green anole, Anolis carolinensis, on pest patrol duty in our #hemp cultivation area. The native green anole eats twice their weight in pesky bugs (we love most bugs!) every day. #Floridahemp #freshfromflorida #arendellhillnursery #ipm #anoles #pestcontrol #fiber #cbd https://t.co/wKMGh0bKzC

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Florida Hemp, Catnip Companion for IPM & Entourage Effect

Catnip growing in w our #hemp for #Entourage effect & #IPM. #terpenes #floridahemp #arendellhillnursery #cbd #cbg #catnip #permaculture #freshfromflorida #fiber https://t.co/FFtC0tKAXW

Friday, May 13, 2022

Florida Hemp BMPs, Black Soldier Flies

Happy to see Black Soldier Flies! Hermetia illucens, #stratiomyidae These insects work the soil as larvae as good as earthworms do & help decompose organic matter, making our soils even more productive. They make great chicken feed too!  #freshfromflorida #floridahemp #ipm https://t.co/VYa3mSl5wX

Florida Hemp & Afternoon Sunlight

One of our hemp plants in afternoon sunlight here at #arendellhillnursery #floridahemp #850hemp #freshfromflorida #fiber #cbd #cbg #organic #permaculture https://t.co/Eib5n7USSq

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Florida Hemp and Spittle Bugs, How Bird Feeders Help IPM

Florida Hemp & Spittle Bug Damage

We love bugs but manage Two-lined Spittle bugs, Prosapia bicincta, as they can devastate #hemp plants by injecting toxins into leaves & stems, producing white spittle looking bubbles across leaves, turning plants brown, eventually killing them. We use Neem oil spray & sticky cards at first sign of spittle bugs. Bird feeders in cultivation area are an excellent #IPM approach as birds usually eat Spittle bugs.

Assassin & minute pirate bugs &spiders devour SB nymphs too, so plant beneficial insect friendly native plants for an optimum Integrated Pest Management approach.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Florida Hemp, Pokeberry & Integrated Pest Management

Awesome bug eaten native plant Phytolacca americana, Poke, is one of our BEST pest control lure plants. Pest bugs love poke’s tender leaves & birds live poke’s berries. Plant a poke & crops are safe. #IPM #Floridahemp #850hemp #arendellhillnursery #freshfromflorida https://t.co/NQziil9RS1

Monday, May 2, 2022

Florida Hemp, Attracting Pollinators

We spread FDOT type wildflower seeds along roadside here last fall. Despite drought they are blooming beautifully. The yellow Coreopsis is a Florida native species (and the state wildflower). Phlox (Phlox drummondii) are naturalized here. Wildflowers attract pollinators, increase biodiversity and add to our hemp's entourage effect. This wildflower mix is the same type FDOT used along highway rights of ways and is low maintenance & drought tolerant.  #pollinator #arendellhillnursery #tallahassee #fdotwildflowers #wildflowers https://t.co/GdsdysHetk

Florida Hemp, Seedlings Planted with Zucchini & Squash

This weekend planted zucchini, yellow squash & #fdacs approved pilot xHepius #hemp seedlings #floridahemp #850hemp #organic #permaculture #arendellhillnursery #cbd #cbg #freshfromflorida https://t.co/pgLu4Fouij

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Florida Hemp, Pilot Seedlings Ready for Transplanting

#hemp seedlings, pilot varieties just over 30 days since planting (a couple sages too). Will transplant to field soon. #freshfromflorida #floridahemp #850hemp #cbd #fiber #arendellhillnursery #famu #ipm #organic #permaculture https://t.co/E2lChbvy0y

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Florida Hemp, Leaf-footed Bugs & IPM

Giant leaf-footed bug, Acanthocephala terminalis, a plant eater (loves devouring #hemp plants in our garden) A few are good for biodiversity but too many & yikes. Sunflowers are a great lure plant for distracting these bugs. #floridahemp #organic #pests #bugs #ipm https://t.co/ka2rgX6NiJ