By Mary Friedel-Hunt
Butterflies (and other insects) get their needed sodium in part from turtle tears as well as from muddy river banks, puddles, animal urine and sweating people, says Geoff Gallice, a graduate student of entomology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, who has witnessed butterflies flocking to turtle tears in the western Amazon rain forest.
When I read this, the first thought I had was how all of life is so interconnected. We depend on the bees and butterflies for fruit and honey, among other things, as I said earlier. We also depend on animals (for those of you who are meat eaters) for protein. We depend on farmers to raise our food,