Monarch Butterfly Grove

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western u
Marysville, WA877 contributions
Jun 2022
We took a nice walk along the beach, detouring off to the butterfly grove by the park. There are neat eucalyptus trees here, but for our visit, no butterflies.
Written 19 June 2022
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Trish K
Los Angeles, CA228 contributions
May 2022
We went “off season” (May) — we saw one butterfly. The eucalyptus trees smelled great, but disappointed with the quantity of butterflies. Will try to visit November- February next time.
Written 3 June 2022
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Jadranka P
London, UK518 contributions
Nov 2021
It took us a while to find it .. not sure if there are other entries but after consulting locals we got there by driving though State park. It was great .. worth of diversion of 30 minutes. There were plenty of butterflies.. but people with binoculars and big lenses were advantageous. The entry is free.
Written 14 May 2022
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Gina K
Oakland, CA71 contributions
Feb 2022
It's a small place, but there are so many of butterflies there! It is definitely worth a quick stop! I'd say we spent 30 minutes or so, and that was plenty of time for us. (4 adults.)
Written 25 February 2022
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gardengal16
Escondido, CA38 contributions
Feb 2022
We would never have known about this amazing area except for our friend who had been there. Oct. -Feb is when the Monarchs congregate so we saw thousands on our Feb. trip. They just look like orange flowers in the eucalyptus leaves but when the flowers fly, it's amazing.
Written 21 February 2022
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MidwestLiketoTravel
Midwest366 contributions
Feb 2022
Our first time here and we went twice, simply out of respect and amazement for these beautiful creatures. One poignant moment is when a butterfly was laying on the ground and another one came down, swept his lifeless body up, and took him away. It was insight into the Monarchs and their compassion for one another.
Written 19 February 2022
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lakenacirealtor
Lake Nacimiento, CA8 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
An unbelievable experience that everyone should have. Amazing...Plus, my husband had a butterfly come onto his arm and she didn't leave for over 30 minutes when we passed her onto another person.
Written 5 February 2022
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jenLeCreate
Vista, CA372 contributions
Nov 2021
Located on Hwy 1 just south of Pismo Beach (part of the state beach) with plenty of free parking along the roadside. A great place to relax (some seating if you need) and watch the butterflies. There is a little shop that sells some things butterflies as well as porta potties should you have too much coffee. The grove is close to the road and is wheel chair accessible.

This year the butterflies have come back much more than in prior years - thousands of them. If you are lucky you can see them come in and leave in large groups - your heart will smile.

If you tire of the butterflies, you can take a short or long walk on the beach that is right by the grove. This is something that you should check out at least once.
Written 2 February 2022
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chrishills2017
Hardyston Township, NJ17 contributions
Jan 2022
Fun Walk from hotel ! What an Fun Surprise. You will be amazed on the amount of beautiful butterflies ! Worth the stop
Written 29 January 2022
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Brian B
54 contributions
Dec 2021
In recent years there has been a decline in the monarch population here, but this year they are back in a bigger way. Always worth a stop when in Pismo. Volunteers will tell you more about monarchs and help you spot them clustered in the trees.
Written 13 January 2022
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