How fortunate we were to pass through Monterey/Pacific Grove in late Oct to catch the Monarchs arriving for the winter. There were already a few hundred at the sanctuary and it was warm enough in the afternoon to heat them so they could fly. Hundreds still clung to the trees and many were also fluttering overhead - what an inspiring sight. Be sure to check the bottlebrush bushes near the back of the grove for a close up view, and also walk past the educational center (red buildings across the alley from the Monarch Grove Inn) to check the back of the eucalyptus grove where hundreds were sunning themselves on the south side of the grove.
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