For years, scientists have known that plants emit chemicals into the soil to communicate with each other. The plants send chemical messages through fungal networks to warn other plants about threats in their environment. Plants also emit electrical signals to sense and respond to what is going on around them. That lovely scent of a freshly mown lawn? It is actually all those blades of grass and flowers releasing chemicals as a cry for help with whatever is damaging them.
For those who feel they are doing something extra ethical by not eating “something with a face” and instead eat plants, this article might be interesting.
Plants make audible sounds to communicate stress
It turns out that not only do plants use chemicals, electrical signals and fungi to signal distress, they also make sounds. While above the limits of ordinary human hearing, the sounds plants make can be heard by insects and animals.
Last week we had an island of sunny dryness in an otherwise cold and rainy fortnight. Everyone in town cut their lawns at the same time. Imagine the disturbance in the Force that day. For those with ears to hear, the clicking-screams must have been deafening.
Like I care. I’m going to keep eating grass whenever I want!
I think Toby’s biggest complaint about the Great Mow Day was that all the tall grass clumps he chooses for #1 were gone at the same time. It was so hard to decide where to go.
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Interesting article! Who knew plants also make sounds to communicate stress?
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I’m glad I can’t hear them. I feel guilty enough when I weed the garden.
It must make your line of work very difficult if you think about this too much!
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU !
May the Force be with you too!
Toffee barks: Toby, I’m SO with you on Mowing Day!
Don’t the humans realize what they are doing to us pups?!? 😳
That is SO interesting about plants! I’ve always believed plants have feelings. I feel that’s why when they are talked to, they grow better.
May The Force Be With You and Toby today! ❤️❤️
Oh, Toby, you look so handsome and happy in your photo! 🙂
Cooper was supposed to get groomed (a “spa” day) and it had to be rescheduled as he is ill and has to see the vet. Poor Coops! 😦
Oh no! Is Cooper OK? Hope the vet is able to help him get back to his normal self. Give him plenty of love from us!❤️ 💕 ❤️💕 🍜 💊
They changed the food supplement they want us to put on his food. They think that will solve the issue.
Thank you! ❤️ Will do! We are back home now and he is taking a nap with his fave toy. They are laying by my feet. 🙂
Happy to hear this good news! ❤️
If you look up plant communication, you’ll be blown away at how much they can say and in how many ways. Kind of creepy, really. 😳
I hope they aren’t talking about us or planning to overthrow the world! 😉 😮
I find it interesting that living things have ways of “speaking” or communicating…and most human-beans are so oblivious…even to the obvious feelings of animals. 😦
It makes you wonder if things that we consider inanimate also feel/think/communicate. 🤔
I’ve sometimes felt like they do and have talked to such objects…but people around me think it’s just nuts. Like when we’ve had a car for decades and decades (it served us well, we’ve enjoyed it, etc.) and then we have to get rid of it for some reason…I always want to say “good-bye” and “thank you” to the car. Again, people think it’s nutty. Oh well.
Isn’t the Spirit supposed to be in all things? If so, then even the stones have awareness.
There is a children’s cartoon called something like The Amazing World of Gumball where I have watched the writers work through animist angst in more than one episode. Trust me, you are not alone in your thinking!
I’m glad to hear I am not alone in this way of thinking. ❤️
I adore animals and want them to have good lives.
Possessions have never come easy to me, because of $$ situations, especially while growing up. So everything I have, or have every had, I am grateful for. And I appreciate the good memories made.
Like I shared how I feel about cars we were able to own…good memories made in those cars.. So I feel like they are family. 🙂
They are family. Just think, their energies will be waiting to see you on the Other Side same as the hunans and animals you have known!
Everything in God’s creation is full of life, because He is the source of life. To wit:
“The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.” Psalm 19:1-2
Or this: “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12
What seems metaphorical in the Bible, often isn’t after all!
I agree 100%!!! 👏 🌲 🌳. We will ourselves to be ignorant because it is easier that way.
I can safely say I was not expecting to read about screaming grass today.
Bitey Dog likes to keep things interesting!😆
We should let nature take over our yards. We need to stop competing with it.
As long as the nature is tasty and edible (by me) it can grow as much as it wants.