Thousands of Monarchs in Pacific Grove, CA

Monarch Grove Sanctuary, Pacific Grove, California

Monarch Butterfly Cluster

Thousands of Monarch butterflies spend winter clustered on the trees in Pacific Grove, California (near Monterey).  By March the butterflies fly north with the spring.  Each generation of butterflies flies further north, laying eggs along the way.  By November a new generation of butterflies returns south to Pacific Grove to spend the winter.  The town is so proud of its butterflies that it is nicknamed “Butterfly Town USA”.  Every fall a special parade features children dressed as butterflies to celebrate the return of the Monarchs.

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

2 Responses to Thousands of Monarchs in Pacific Grove, CA

  1. dianne - life as i see it says:

    I love this : )

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