Forget-Me-Nots for the Dodo Bird

"The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living beings breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again."

  ~  William Beebe

(With thanks to Bob Bills for the quote above.)