Which came first - tree or weed?

Ron Gatrelle gatrelle at tils-ttr.org
Fri Dec 14 13:18:58 EST 2001

In the spring the Monarch heads north in search of disturbed/open areas
where the Milkweeds grow.   In the fall they head south searching for a
stand of old growth trees in which to pass the winter.

This thread is a backdrop for the question.  In the Monarch's cycle which
came first in its _evolution_ the old growth association or the
new/disturbed association?   Or, does this point to _creation_ - all
aspects at once (the irreducibly complex machine).  By which ever way, the
migratory phase Monarch is an organism utilizing (needing?) two very
different habitats in its annual cycle.

Ron Gatrelle
TILS president
Charleston, SC - USA


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