Light Pollution and the Decline of Insect Populations

Insects are the foundation of many ecosystems. Insects are the foundation of many ecosystems, serving as pollinators, decomposers, and prey for other species. However, light pollution is having a significant impact on insect populations. Bright lights attract insects, causing them to waste energy and expend vital resources. Additionally, artificial light disrupts the mating and migration patterns of insects, leading to decreased populations. To protect insects and the ecosystems they support, communities can reduce light pollution by turning off lights when not in use, using yellow or amber lights instead of white lights, and installing lights that emit a lower intensity of light.


My love for astronomy drives me to make a positive impact and I am dedicated to continuing this journey.

I hope that my efforts will inspire others to join the cause and work towards protecting our dark skies for future generations to enjoy.