What sounds would a person hear in a forest?

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  1. kookoo88 profile image60
    kookoo88posted 8 years ago

    What sounds would a person hear in a forest?

    I'm trying to describe a forest in my book.  I have "humming of insects", chirping of birds", "Noises of critters", and "breeze whispering through pine needles" 
    Any other ideas?

  2. Mikeydoes profile image74
    Mikeydoesposted 8 years ago

    when you walk or scare an animal you usually hear a lot of "bristling" I don't know if I can think of the right word to describe it, although it may be right.. But it does make quite a noise when even a little lizard scatters off through grass, leaves, and weeds. Swish swish swish type of sound(come up with a better word please )

    Maybe footsteps?
    shaking trees from animals landing/climbing/flying in them
    Bird wings

    I actually did something like this as a creative writing. It might give you some ideas. I'm only okay at writing, don't do it much. Its not long, but I tried to use all of my senses.

    not that you need other sense, but examples are. Like the smell of humidity, I grazed my arm on the bark of the tree.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/A-trip-down-the … lk-to-fish

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    ankigarg87posted 8 years ago

    A person can hear many sounds in a forest like


    Twigs snapping Geese honk

    birds chirping footsteps

    wolf howling bees buzzing

    owl hooting mosquitos around your ear

    duck quacking water flowing

    fish jumping dogs barking

    forgs croaking snakes slithering

  4. eculligan profile image74
    eculliganposted 8 years ago

    Frogs chirping in the ponds,crickets and owls.  Trees moving in the winds and often animals running through the brush.

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      Julia951posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Really good .,xx

  5. profile image49
    Julia951posted 4 years ago

    The light was fading, creating new shadows and dark patches around me. Eyes glimmered from tree hollows. The wind wailed between distorted trunks, carrying the sickly stink of wood rot. I moved faster, ignoring the briars that caught at my jeans, the damp leaves that grimed my skin

  6. Robert Levine profile image86
    Robert Levineposted 20 months ago

    Screeching of cicadas.  Gurgling of streams.  Hammering of woodpeckers.

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    michel rajposted 16 months ago

    i think sound of birds, animal, and insects...

  8. bluesradio profile image69
    bluesradioposted 16 months ago

    In NC woods, you will hear Raccoon, Possum and Deer but also rabbits and various birds as well as snakes, lizards and feral cats and wild dogs.   And of course the woods are near traffic you will hear vehicles too.   And of course the wind rustling trees and the sound of running creeks..,

  9. LauraTallo profile image74
    LauraTalloposted 14 months ago

    Rustling leaves, wind blowing through the trees, pine cones falling, birds calling, mosquitos buzzing, coyotes yapping, squirrels chittering and barking, the rustle of leaves as a deer walks by...

    Don't forget to describe the smells and sights as well.

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    Salty Sam 54posted 14 months ago

    Trees falling, which, apparently, cannot be heard without humans being present.

  11. escole61 profile image61
    escole61posted 11 months ago

    What about the scrunching of dead leaves?

  12. sullyosully profile image61
    sullyosullyposted 10 months ago

    Whenever I'm alone in a wood/forest I tend to sing thereby drowning out any creepy nature sounds or the footfall of a stalking Big Foot.

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    skyfallingyetposted 10 months ago

    The echoing of quietness. Being far, far away from the noise of traffic and other people the sounds of the city echo in your ears. It can be ever so slight, or it can be loud and maddening. https://www.wired.com/2015/05/big-quest … ngs-arent/   It takes days for the sounds you have heard to stop reverberating.

 
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