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Song of the Paddle

After a long winter in northern Minnesota, everything seems to awaken at once. From the songs of migratory birds to the croaks of frogs and toads, we can witness a wonderful rejuvenation.

In this episode of Sound Escapes, paddle a canoe through Voyageurs National Park alongside Gordon Hempton, the Sound Tracker. We'll hear the hauntingly beautiful duet of a pair of Common Loons — and learn why Gordon refers to cold water lakes as “magic amphitheaters.” 

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Meet Gordon Hempton

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Listen to more episodes of Sound Escapes: Season Two

Support for Sound Escapes comes from Jim and Birte Falconer of Seattle.

Photo credit: Voyageurs National Park © Tommigodwin