Before you get any grand ideas about this nature reserve allow me to say that the Jewel E. Moore nature reserve on the UCA campus is only 8 acres and surrounded by major roads, so it is hardly a peaceful escape from the always noisy city environment. Therefore, this recording will have automobile noise as almost all my in town recordings do. In the reserve, there are 5 acres of what UCA calls ‘virgin shortgrass prairie’, although it looks more like an overgrown field to me. Nonetheless, many species of insectish creatures live there and this recording features those little guys chirping away despite the noisy environment surrounding their little reserve.
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