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Every year from late October through February thousands of orange and black Monarch butterflies migrate south to this stunning grove in Pismo Beach, California. If you are staying along the San Luis Obispo coast during these months you should stop at the North Beach Grove at Pismo State Beach to see colorful butterflies numbering in the tens of thousands that hang upside down in the Monterey Pines and Eucalyptus Trees.

You can’t miss the many striking brightly-colored signs for this event along Highway 1 near the North Beach Campground. A free public parking area is provided just off the highway. Look for a trailer with volunteer docents on hand from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. They give talks a couple times a day and are around to answer visitors’ questions.

To learn more about the Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove see their website.

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