MONARCH BUTTERFLY CHARM AT NATURAL BRIDGES STATE BEACH
In Santa Cruz celebrates all creatures great and small, especially those of the migrating variety. On one end, we are captivated by the sight of a whale surfacing from the depths of the sea and, on the other, we delight in the enchanting fluttering of the monarch butterfly.
You will see the Monarch Butterfly’s ? charm by visit the Natural Bridges State Beach, In Santa Cruz. The monarchs head back to their winter habitat in the eucalyptus grove, the only State Monarch Preserve in California.
During the weekends, from mid-October through through mid-January, guided tours of the Monarch Butterfly Grove are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., with peak monarch observation occurring in late-November and early-December, according to a Docent Naturalist. Because monarch migration is variable, it is recommended to call the park first for a current update. (831) 423-4609
The minimum temperature a monarch needs to fly is 55 degrees. Temperatures below 55, mean you are more likely to see monarch clusters hanging like leaves off the eucalyptus trees, which can also be quite mesmerizing.
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Please visit: http://www.santacruz.org/monarch-butterflies