Its that time of year coastal residents and travelers.  The beautiful Monarch Butterflies are migrating and they are making their annual stop on our beautiful central coast area. 

Each year thousands of vibrant orange and black Monarch Butterflies flock to Pismo Beach, seeking shelter from the freezing northern winters. From late October to February, the butterflies cluster in the limbs of a grove of Eucalyptus trees at Pismo State Beach. The grove is easily accessible. It is located on State Highway 1 at the south boundary of the city limits of Pismo Beach.

This colony is on of the largest in the nation hosting over 25,000.  If you are in the area and would like to see these beautiful butterflies stop by and have a look.  The Docent Trailer opens at 10am and closes at 4pm daily. Daily talks happen at 11am and 2pm, weather permitting. For more information or directions, please call the Interpretive Office of the Oceano Dunes, California State Parks at: 805-773-5301 or visit