"Overall was the silence of the wilderness, that sense of oneness which comes only when there are no distracting sights or sounds, when we listen with inward ears and see with inward eyes, when we feel and are aware with our entire beings rather than our senses...." —Sigurd F. Olson

Arb Sonics

The Cowling Arboretum is a vital resource to Carleton College.  To better understand the value of this location and the relationship between its natural characteristics and the industrialized world, the acoustic properties of the environment were researched. Arb Sonics presents the results from this soundscape study.

The following audio and picture are from Best Woods, the location studied in Cowling Arboretum, click to enhance image:

Best Woods