Listen To Nature



Listen To Nature



The Black River, Sweden is an ideal destination for anyone wishing to listen to, or record nature with the minimum of man-made disturbance. 

We run small-scale trips to this Natura 2000-designated area rich in forest and wetland wildlife. Highlights include spending the night at a capercaillie lek and drifting through wetlands by canoe. Both experienced and novice sound recordists are welcome, as well as those who simply appreciate nature. All trips include full board, lodging and transfer.


About us...



Stefan Taylor

Stefan is an experienced naturalist who has worked in nature conservation with both the RSPB and National Trust, and is currently studying for a Masters in Applied Wildlife Conservation . He is half Swedish and spends as much time as possible at his small wooden cabin here. The lack of human noise pollution in the Black River valley has revived his early interest in audio recording of the natural environment. Stefan is responsible for the locations, guiding, admin and logistics for the trips and is your first port-of-call for any questions on practical matters as well as questions about the wildlife.

Kari Knight

Kari is a nature enthusiast and has been visiting Sweden for the past 7 years. She is a qualified Yoga teacher and recently retired from a career in journalism at The Times newspaper. This project gives her an opportunity to combine her love of nature, Sweden and cooking - being a keen amateur foodie and allotment gardener. As well as being in charge of the food Kari also offers individual yoga or mindfulness sessions. To learn more about Kari's professional practice including her yoga retreats to Sweden visit