In 2016 I visited Friendship Park which is at the border wall where Tijuana and San Diego meet the Pacific Ocean. People who cannot travel across the US/Mexico border gather here for a couple of hours each month to see loved ones. I have spent a lot of time reflecting about what it means to have this arbitrary wall, the size of it and what it represents. The border wall traps critters as well as humans. A proposed border fence through the Monarch butterfly’s migratory route could have a disastrous impact on an already struggling species.