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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pismo Beach Monarchs

Monarch Butterflies clustering in a grove of Eucalyptus in Pismo Beach
Monarch Butterflies
Overwinter along West Coast

* Pismo Beach - famous for clams - is in San Luis Obispo County
* This Monarch grove is right on HI 1
*During the year, these butterflies only live about six weeks, but the fall generation overwinter in clusters - entering into diapause, not eating and flying very little. When the weather warms up, about six months later, they'll fly off and live a normal six week life

Where to See Overwintering Monarchs