Map of Big John's Pond in Jamaica Bay

The scene depicted in this Soundscape is based on a photograph taken from the blind at Big John's Pond on April 13, 2009. This early in the season, a wintry look still prevails, but the sounds of spring are unmistakable.

Big John's Pond is across the road and a little ways down the trail from the visitor center at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

Above: Map of Big John's Pond in Jamaica Bay.