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Monarch Butterfly Grove

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A lovely walk with butterflies

We really enjoyed our time at the Butterfly Grove. We took a short stroll around the grounds, saw... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
YR-LGB
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Long Beach, California
Beautiful setting but very few butterflies

The Monarch Butterfly Grove is in a beautiful setting - but sadly there are very few butterflies... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LightFighter
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Lafayette, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our time at the Butterfly Grove. We took a short stroll around the grounds, saw many butterflies in beautiful surroundings. Suggest continuing your walk to the beach. Wonderful. if I'm ever in the area again, I will return.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Monarch Butterfly Grove is in a beautiful setting - but sadly there are very few butterflies. For the older among us, we can remember back 20 years when there were literally thousands of butterflies on a nice day in late January. The population had...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned an interesting fact from the volunteer who sells gifts at this location - the butterflies come in October and leave in March..... They are in the process of planting milk weed....there are still a few butterflies but they are flying around - A great...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Monarch butterflies so it was really interesting to see one of the places they migrate to in the winter. The staff was interesting and very kind to explain a lot of their research. The walk is pretty too..

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so excited to be in Pismo Beach when the Monarch's would be at the grove. The location is actually a small State Park on a busy road. The weather was unusually cool (15 degrees below normal) and we had already heard that the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Jmits1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a guide educating people. There were several trails to walk down to the beach. There was free parking. And there were monarchs everywhere. This place is definitely worth a stop when you're in the area!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were some Male monarch butterflies fluttering around in the sunshine. The Docet's were a wealth of good info. So sad that the Monarch population has declined from 230,000 25 yrs ago during the overwinter season to under 20,000 a year ago.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 169jacquelineo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most amazing place to see thousands of monarchs in one place, the sweet smell of eucalyptus, the sun on our faces and the fabulous flight of these delicate butterflies takes my breath away.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank theresah695
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is time limited, October to February, if what you want to do is see butterflies. For sure in February 2019, there was no shortage of them. But this place has so much more to offer. There are several sand dunes, a beach, lots...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JenniH16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved visiting the Butterfly Grove...lots of butterflies to see! So awesome that this is free to the public.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Trip147028
January 25, 2019|
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Response from Shalika W | Reviewed this property |
Beginning of February will be a good time
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monict2016
January 7, 2019|
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Response from 653cliffk | Reviewed this property |
they say all the way to February but I would contact them and attend when volunteers are present. they have a web page too Eucalyptus tree–filled grove with thousands of monarch butteries in late October through... More
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monict2016
January 7, 2019|
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Response from deeann55 | Reviewed this property |
Late October through February. The website says Mondays at 10:00 am is the least crowded.
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