The northern part of Juodkrantė
An impressive sound catcher reminding a large megaphone has been installed on the Dendrological Path in the ancient woods in Juodkrantė. This three-metre-high and three-metre-wide wooden sound catcher has its narrow and wide openings. When keeping one’s ear to the narrow opening or having stepped into the wide opening, one can listen to the “caught” forest sounds and enjoy the surrounding environment. Yet, five minutes is not enough for this. Having stepped into the wide opening of the catcher, one should stay there for half an hour. Then, an array of forest sounds, not caught by human ears, can be listened to. This is the purpose of having the sound catcher installed, namely, to give visitors an opportunity to have new impressions, sharpen the senses and feel the environment.
The sound catcher can be found a few hundred meters from the beginning of the dendrological path. The path then forks and one has to take the left turn. There, in a forest clearing, the device can be found. By the way, you will follow the forest path that was earlier called the Blocksberg Promenade by the Germans. The sound catcher can be found by following the arrows, which depict small sound catchers. An information stand with QR codes has been built next to the new object. Having scanned the codes with a smartphone, one can listen to birdsongs. The sound catcher and the signs have been created and installed by the employees of the Curonian Spit National Park Directorate.