Lights at Night Turn Nocturnal Pollinators Off

Pollination is essential for the reproduction of many plant species. Some flowering plants rely on the wind or water to spread their pollen, but most depend on animals for pollination. Insects like bees, moths, and beetles are the largest group of animals to help with this process.

Unfortunately, the worldwide spread of light pollution may be interfering with this important interaction between plants and bugs, with the potential for negative consequences on both natural areas and cultivated lands.

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