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“Great Free Fun”

Monarch Butterfly Grove
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Pismo Beach
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

THere were thousands of butterflies there and very helpful volunteers to assist the visitors. Free scopes to use for better viewing. Right off the main road.

1  Thank luvtory
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

If you are in the area during the butterfly migration, you simply MUST visit this spot. Truly magical.

2  Thank Tiffani C
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The docents are passionate about the Monarchs and they give a talk at 11 and 2. We visited on November 2 2012 and learned that these butterflies will only lay eggs on milk plants. The population is dwindling...seriously dwindling! If we all plant a few milkweed plants, it would give these migrating, magical monarchs who live approximately six weeks, unless they are born in the fall, a better chance to survive as a species!
One of the magical moments happens when a cluster of resting monarchs become warm, 55 degrees, they will burst into flight at one time! The sky is a flutter with orange.
Please, plant some milkweed and let the butterflies lay their eggs and produce the black and white caterpillars that will eat the leaves so the chrysalis can metamorphosize and produce once more a Monarch butterfly!
We spent three hours, walking the trails down to Pismo beach and wandering through the eucalyptus groves amongst the Monarchs.

3  Thank Lynda L
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Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

My daughter, and 2 granddaughters, ages 3 and 6, visited on opening day. We spent about 2 1/2 hours there as the weather was a perfect 78 degrees, and there were lots of crafts for the children. The Monarchs are exquisite, one could watch them for hours! However not 2 spunky kids! So, we also walked around the dunes through the campground. Very beautiful area!

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Just up the road from Pismo Beach Pier is the Monarch Butterfly Grove, which is well worth seeing. We had a nice talk from the "keepers" and learnt about the habits of the Monarch.

1  Thank Bubblegtt
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