Editorial: Plan now to help save monarch butterflies next summer

Let us take a break from early-winter cold to contemplate a summer wonder: the monarch butterfly. A seemingly delicate creature, practically weightless with gossamer-thin wings, it flits and floats like a leaf in the breeze. But each fall, hordes of these black-and-orange insects embark on a journey that puts the most accomplished endurance athletes to shame. Starting from their summer quarters in the United States and Canada, they set out on the long trip to southwestern Mexico, an astonishing feat of stamina and navigational skill. Once there, they will live out their brief lives and produce…

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HEDGE accordingly