Plants respond to insect decline

If you've noticed fewer bugs in recent times, you're not alone. Plants are apparently also attuned to the decline and may be responding in alarming ways. For one, by producing fewer or smaller flowers. In other words, giving up on pollinators in favour of evolving towards self-pollination. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/dec/20/flowers-giving-up-on-scarce-insects-and-evolving-to-self-pollinate-say-scientists