I recorded this last night at about 11 PM on our back porch.
We live southwest of Austin, near Buda, TX on the edge of the hill country. What you’re hearing is our nightly cacophony of insects and the occasional frog from our pond. When I hear this I’m reminded of how outnumbered we humans are. Outnumbered and ultimately outmatched by a menagerie of nightlife that hums and croaks and chatters and sings without a care whether we’re listening or not.
One summer (and the summers are HOT in central Texas) we went without air-conditioning because we couldn’t afford a repair. It wasn’t that awful. Sure, it was uncomfortable, but by 1 or 2 AM with the windows open it would cool down to the mid 70′s. And in the sticky darkness I would finally fall asleep to this living lulabye.
Today, our AC works just fine and manages to successfully drown out this nightly serenade.