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Monarch Butterflies--The Last Migration

Below is a piece I wrote for the local alternative newspaper, Prairie Fire (July 2010 issue). You can also link to the essay here. Unfortunately, it won’t work in my memoir, so it’s a stand alone piece. On May 23 my wife yelled to me from the back door of our house, “There’s a monarch on the allium!” The last two springs, this being our third here, we had not seen a monarch butterfly until