Recently, a study was published that named light pollution as one of the factors contributing to the decline in numbers of fireflies worldwide. The abundance of artificial light in the environment is confusing the nocturnal beetles, and can thereby impede or thwart normal mating behavior, as the bioluminescence they produce is a primary cue to their successful mating. But sadly, they are just one the of many species that are being threatened as a result of this phenomenon.
Episodes 3 & 4 of THE WONDER podcast are up!!
Happy Spring Equinox, or Ostara! I know many of are under various levels of restricted activity due to the Coronavirus. Even in this surreal time, we can still observe the seasonal change. The orbit of the Earth of course isn’t effected by a pandemic.
Announcing our new Science Editorial Team! I’m overjoyed at both the response to our call for science input as well as the team we have now as a result!
Don’t miss episode 2 of THE WONDER podcast: RITUALS!