Evening in the holler (w/ spring peepers and pond frogs)

Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I last posted an episode. In fact, it’s been just over a year.

This new episode features no human voices, but consists entirely of the night sounds outside my house in Floyd County, Virginia. That said, it’s pretty loud, as it’s filled with the sounds of spring peepers and pond frogs. This is what spring sounds like in our mountain hollow.


Check out some of my audio projects from since we last released an episode, both of which aired on West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Inside Appalachia.

First, a story about fly-fishing, and how it changed the course of an Army veteran’s life. Then, a story on a Roanoke family that’s been tinkering with cars for three generations. Both stories were made as part of the Folklife Reporting Project, a partnership with West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Inside Appalachia and the Folklife Program of the West Virginia Humanities Council. I’m honored to say that I’ll be producing more stories as part of the Folkways Reporting Corps’ second year as well.

As for our peepers and pond frogs, here’s a short video showing one of the threats to our friendly frog friends: a water snake.