If monarch butterfly fades away, something inherently good will have been lost
By Justin Isherwood
Sorry, one more time, to write about the monarch butterfly. Never mind the subject is out of season, they having all fled southwest on their integrated compass reading.
My sense of the monarch, and other species as well, that this migration business bothers our humanity, the sense of prideful humanity, threatens our place in Genesis when a flimsy half-gram animal creature can figure out how to get to central Mexico from central Wisconsin without MapQuest.
It is now known they have that instinctive predilection to the southwesterly direction, their built-in compass bearing, but still how does that end up in central Mexico versus Utah? Some have allied this migration mechanism to the way people file out of Lambeau after a game, directed by a gross statistical herd movement to the exit. Never mind few in the crowd can see the exit, just go with the herd flow.
My personal interest in the monarch is quite innocent, to admit even childish. Beyond is a national interest in the fate of this particular butterfly, a positive achievement of our general consciousness that little things can and ought matter.
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