‘This, too, shall pass.’ On the majestic Monarch butterfly now in diminished numbers flying indomitable but for how long? Look up in awe, as this great thing of beauty soars above us, threatened.

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Author’s program note. As I write, in early October, the Monarch has just about finished its great conjuring trick for another year; rising, flying, gliding, dancing in its millions with sun beams as it hastens, like so many snow birds, on to…