Soundscape: relax to the sounds of British wildlife
As the coronavirus crisis and lockdown still thwart most of our social plans, many of us are looking to escape feelings of cabin fever and the perennial cycle of bad news by reconnecting with nature.
Perhaps you are taking more notice of your natural surroundings these days, or you have seen animals move into the spaces that humans have vacated.
But what if you could enjoy some of that natural beauty from the safety of your home?
Our interactive experience takes you on a journey through a lush forest in spring and lets you listen to the sounds of iconic British wildlife. The samples were collected by prolific wildlife recordist Lawrence Shove in the 1960s and 1970s and provided to the Guardian by the British Library.
If you enjoyed this interactive, you might find that some of these animals live right on your doorstep.
If you decide to exercise outdoors, remember that the government’s coronavirus advice is to stay at home as much as possible. The Welsh and Scottish governments are urging the public to avoid all unnecessary travel. National park authorities in England are telling people not to rush back to beauty spots.