Are plants secretly chatty Cathy’s? A new study seems to suggest so. Contrary to popular belief, the fields of flowers and green meadows are not as quiet as we thought. In fact, they are downright noisy. While we might not be able to hear it, plants are emitting sounds at volumes similar to that of human speech, albeit at much higher frequencies that our ears can’t pick up. Researchers from Tel Aviv University have used advanced technology and AI analysis programs to eavesdrop on the conversations of the plants. The results were surprising. They found that the plants were communicating their needs and status to the world. Whether they were thirsty, hurt or doing just fine, the plants were broadcasting their message to anyone who could hear it, which unfortunately doesn’t include us. Who knew that plants were such lively creatures?

So It Turns Out Plants Have Had Voices This Whole Time