What do plants and animals do during an eclipse?

A citizen science project aims to gather data to put science behind anecdotal evidence

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BIRDS AND THE BEES  Eclipses have been known to make animals including insects behave as if it were nightfall – birds fall silent and bees return to their hives.

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