Monday, April 19, 2010
Pismo Beach Monarchs
This picture is from a ride that we took back in late February, but when I came across it, I was reminded of how fantastic and mesmerizing it was to experience this bit of nature so I decided that a quick post was in order.
Every year, from late fall to the end of February, the butterflies migrate to a grove of eucalyptus and pine trees to mate. I think they call the trees "Butterfly Trees" during this time period because there are so many butterflies resting on the tree leaves that it looks as if the trees are covered in orange and black leaves. It really is an amazing experience to walk through the grove and in every direction and upon every branch is a cluster of these amazing pieces of nature. We actually thought that we would be arriving too late in the season to see that many, but even that late in February there were literally thousands of them--can't imagine what it looked like at the height of the season, but I will be putting this on my calendar for next year and will definitely make a point of visiting at a more 'bountiful' time.
Posted by missmel at 9:43 AM