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Florida Nature Facts #37 – Forests

by | Sep 21, 2018

Sound fades in forests, making trees a popular natural noise barrier. The muffling effect is largely due to rustling leaves — plus other woodland white noise, like bird songs — and just a few well-placed trees can cut background sound by 5 to 10 decibels, or about 50 percent as heard by human ears.

Deep Forest CreekA beautiful little creek winding through the ravines of the Lake Talquin State Forest in North Florida.

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