The Connecticut River ecosystem has a complex food web below the surface.
One day my younger brother put it to me. “How do you get interested in birds?” he asked. “Just how do you get interested in birds?”
Each fall, as we all know, tens of thousands of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) fly from the Northeast to the central mountains of Mexico, where they huddle together and overwinter with other monarchs from across the country.