For John Bishop, evolutionary biologist at Mount St. Helens
Success can be sudden and suddenly gone. Richness can impoverish; poverty can protect. Dead wings feed petals; petals feed winged beings. Life is all about trading lupine for larvae, larvae for lupine. Can’t have a stable system without disturbance. Can’t grow too richly without predation. The boom is the bust: thriving is the threat to thriving: the secret is what escapes the leaf- mining moth.