A lone Monarch butterfly flew from Albany, N.Y., to San Antonio Monday not on it's [sic] own, but onboard a Southwest Airlines flight -- for free.(from KSAT-12)
It was all to help the butterfly make its migration to Michoacan, Mexico, for the winter.
The butterfly emerged from its chrysalis too late to travel with other butterflies and it was already too cold in the northeast to make the trip.
"I said, 'What are you doing here? You're late! Your very late for a important date!'" said [the Butterfly Woman of Shokan, N.Y. Maraleen] Manos-Jones.
I hope that date isn't with one of San Antonio's many grackles. For Ms. Manos-Jones's sake, that is.