Humans make a lot of noise. Think about our aircraft noise, street noise, machine noise, and even the sounds of our voices. Luckily, some human noise triggers rodents and large mammals to remain away, thus protecting themas we hurt their surroundings as we encroach on their lands.
These animals have grown up with these sounds all around. Some critters that hear us are curious and come to take a look. Many believe that if they hear us, they are safe from their normal predators. As rabbits and birds hang out together, both knowing that when a predator comes near the other species will run and thus, warn them. Predatory birds and some predator animals like the human noise as it covers their own noise and stalking actions and distracts as they get close to go for the kill.
Not all human noise is wanted. Much of it irritates wildlife, for example wind turbine blades making ultrasound, and train sound as it rumbles the earth, in addition to freeway and airport noise. Whereas we’ve begun to appreciate the sounds of nature, we have not availed our sound to be pleasant to the other participants in our environment. A good case in point is boat and sonar sound to large sea mammals such as whales.
We should suspect these very same types of issues cause angst and health problems in local wildlife and birds where we share space and land. If we disrupt their sleep during the day, this may result in unhealthiness in the food-chain. Humans use often use sound as a deterrent to keep critters away; gopher ground thumpers, deer whistles for automobiles, and brief blasting seems to keep birds from crops.
People consider that the birds chirping and crickets”stridulating’ sounds as calm and part of nature. Just as those people who live near the beach consider the sound of the crashing waves a soothing noise of tranquility. Everyone inherently understands this – no significant revelation here, but in case you haven’t thought about it because you enjoy in a highly developed urban area – consider if you’ll the.mp3 and CDs you can purchase which attribute sounds of rain, storms, howling wind, waves, and birds and crickets. These sound tracks are offered under the auspice of having the ability to help us meditate and/or destress.
Maybe, animals that live in town and rural regions hear our TV sets, music, and discussions as calm and normal. Maybe these noises make them feel secure and content – that everything is normal and are thus, less apprehensive – with less fear. Maybe they miss those sounds when the power goes out and there is more silence? Perhaps some animals find this to be troubling and thus, go on more alert, altering their sleeping, eating and mating habits for a short while?
It is obvious that humans have developed alongside of nature, and that character has been there the entire time evolving along with us. Everything affects everything else, so it makes sense that our sound affects their well-being much more than we think, both on the negative and positive side of this equation. Please consider all this and consider it.