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Monarch Grove Sanctuary, Pacific Grove

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  • Tucked away in a tiny urban park surrounded by homes are some trees and bushes. Here about 4000 monarchs were fluttering about on an early January day. These are west coast monarchs as the east coast ...  more »
  • A little challenging to find, but very nice hidden treasure in the center of a neighborhood. Lovely self guided tour! Hanging butterflies a bit difficult to spot, so you may need to ask someone to poi...  more »
  • Nice tiny park for walking. Our visit over Christmas was ruined by grumpy guide. He was hectoring visitors, telling them they were walking too fast. Kind of odd. 
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  • I visited the sanctuary in late October during the norning and we got to see quite a few monarchs and some very interesting birds as well. It's recommended to visit the place during warm hours, and if possible in November.
  • A wonderful, interesting place to visit when the Monarch Butterflies are clustered there.
  • Walked the whole trail at about 330pm. It was a very windy and cold day. Did not notice any Monarch. Then as we're going to leave the place, we finally spotted one on the ground near the start of the trail. Upon further searching, finally found them high up in a tree nearby. There were thousands of them clinging on the ends of the branches, but because their wings were closed, it was not very obvious. The signage indicates that the best time to visit is when it is warm (like mid-day!)
  • To early in the year to see,but we did see them. Beautiful orange butterflies in the trees. A must see when your in the area. Amazing.
  • Nice small nature reserve.