When he was my age, my father was working with monarchs and viceroys in central and southern Florida, studying mullerian mimicry and disproving long-standing assumptions about the mimetic relationship between these two species. Today, I'm taking pictures of monarchs and writing about my experiences in the mountains of Monteverde, Costa Rica. I spend my nights studying his research to better understand the little creatures that I point my camera at, and where I might fit in with them in the scheme of things. I've learned one thing so far: I probably shouldn't eat them.