Marvel at the Monarchs: Western Monarch Day 2019

If you’re with us at one of our Pismo Area Resorts this weekend, you can’t miss the Western Monarch Day celebration! Pismo State Beach docents will host the celebration from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the butterfly grove, 455 S. Dolliver, Pismo Beach.

Highlight: Monarch Butterfly Grove

It’s almost Monarch Butterfly season! In Pismo Beach, we have one of the biggest hibernation spots for the beautiful Monarch Butterflies in California. Around 28,000 to 34,000 butterflies call the Monarch Butterfly Grove in Pismo Beach home every fall, generally from October to February. Seeing thousands of butterflies nestled in clusters at the tops of high eucalyptus trees is truly an amazing experience. The Monarchs that visit Pismo Beach are a unique species. Their life span is a long six months, in comparison to common Monarchs who only live six weeks. They have  a unique fat-storing system that makes this longer…