Friday, July 1, 2016
Can You Tell a Book By Its Cover?
The mystery plot is wound around the return of the Monarch Butterflies to Cadbury by the Sea, California. In real life the butterflies come to Pacific Grove, California which has a big statue of the a Monarch as you come into town.
You notice I said “come” rather than “come back” to, because the butterflies who arrive every October have never been there before. There are actually generations between the butterflies from the previous year and the new arrivals. Yet somehow they know where to go. This is what the real sanctuary looks like.
I have had Monarchs on the brain. When I went to the Cabrillo museum a couple of weeks ago, I got all excited when I saw the below sign. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any caterpillars or chrysalis. The best seemed to be some residue of chrysalis and I imagined the butterflies spreading their wings and taking off for the first time after changing from a caterpillar.
I feel an attachment to Monarchs now and whenever I see one, I get excited thinking how really magical they are.