by John J. Miller on July 18, 2010

in Explore the Vault

  • Sumo

A few years ago, my fondness for monarch butterflies turned into an article for National Review:

You see, I’ve grown up with these bugs, spending a portion of nearly every summer of my life in northern Michigan at the cottage that my grandparents built back in the 1960s. There’s plenty to do Up North (as we natives call the area), and one of the things I’ve always done is to seek out monarch caterpillars and then raise them into butterflies. As Vladimir Nabokov once wrote, “I have often dreamt of a long and exciting career as an obscure curator of Lepidoptera in a great museum.” I know exactly what he was talking about.

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