The effect of artificial lights on amphibians has not been well studied. However, most frogs are nocturnal, so it is expected that lights have an effect on breeding, feeding, and predator avoidance, as occurs in most other species of animals. Artificial lights have been found to alter nest hiding behavior and possibly calling, affecting their breeding success. Some frogs gather at lights to forage, making them more susceptible to dehydration and predators, (as well as cars).



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Approximately 1.7 million acres of Florida's remaining natural areas have been invaded by nonindigenous plant species, which have degraded and diminished our ecosystem.

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