Prepared by Mary/Zorro
[Dr. Lincoln Brower was an advisor to Barbara Kingsolver while she was writing this book]
Cub and his father, Bear, want to sell the patch of forest where the Monarchs are to a lumber company for clearcutting. What ramifications would this have, not only for the butterflies but for Dellarobia's family and her town? (What happened in Mexico after the forests were clearcut?)
Why is it often difficult for people see the long-term effects of their immediate actions?