[Image: Too Much Light at Night Causes Spring to Come Early]
Too Much Light at Night Causes Spring to Come Early
If trees are budding earlier, this could have a larger effect on the surrounding ecosystem. Eric Vandernoot, the lab coordinator of the Florida Atlantic University Astronomical Observatory, says light pollution alters plant cycles. It throws their bud dormancy out of whack, along with their growth patterns and time when they drop their leaves and fruit. Read more.
Learn more about the Observatory and Eric’s work here.