Muir Woods now has a “quiet zone”

Muir Woods now has a “quiet zone,” like the Amtrak quiet car: no phones, soft voices. It reduced the background noise there by three decibels, which is enough to double the listening area. So instead of hearing birds something like 10 yards in front of you, now you can hear them 20 yards away. That’s a lot more birds.

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative” by Florence Williams

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