The World in Time

Andrea Wulf

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Volume XIV, Number 3 | April / May 2022


In June 2021 the city of San Antonio inaugurated its North American Friendship Garden, a rest stop for migrating monarch butterflies featuring native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees. The garden’s aim is “the friendship and goodwill of three countries working toward common goals,” one city official said. “As a migratory insect, the monarch is a representation of migration.”

They exchange their home and sweet thresholds for exile, and seek under another sun another home.

—Virgil, c. 30 BC

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