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Monarch Grove Sanctuary, Pacific Grove

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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  • This time of year the butterflies start to come to Pacific Grove, however, they are not here just yet. We only saw a half dozen or so. If you plan to go here, talk to locals who can tell you when the ...  read more »
  • You can visit the Monarch Grove Sanctuary (For Free) and see one of natures wonders. The best time is probably Nov & Dec and then less in Jan-Feb. It's quite amazing and beautiful to see. The butterfl...  read more »
  • The Sanctuary is a small grove, set aside by the city as a preserve for migrating Monarch butterflies. When the butterflies are in residence (November to February) it is a fabulous site to see. Volunt...  read more »
  • 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!)
  • Not as big as I thought. With little parking. But it's worth it for the monarchs. Not much to see in the of season though.
  • 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.
  • You got to go at the right time. We went in late Spring early morning and spotted none.
  • There are monarches all over a few trees. You can't see this else where.
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