RE: “Lights Out” (Summer 2023)

I’ve been enjoying the latest print issue of ON Nature but was surprised (and disappointed) to see the “Lights Out?” fireflies story was illustrated with an Artificial Intelligence image. To me this seems rather disingenuous for a magazine focused on nature, science and education. In the future, I hope to see more full disclosure when AI is used for nature illustrations. Perhaps a didactic insert or captions directly on the image would help differentiate between “unaltered photographs” and AI.

Looking for clarity and truth in nature.


– Margaret Belisle, Ingersoll