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Pismo Beach Travel Log

Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Update

As of today there are an estimated 28,000 monarch in the grove. This is great news! The highest count last year was 23,000. We still have some time to improve on our current count since the top counts are usually registered in late December or early January. The grove, with the docents and trailer…

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Monarch Butterfly Grove Update

This past week the monarch count increased to 23,000. This should be about the height of the count for this season. It usually happens about this time in January. Don't forget February 4th is California Western Monarch Day. Plans are in place for a joyful celebration of Western Monarch Day at the…

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Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove Update

It is just mid-November and the Monarch count at the Butterfly Grove is already at 20,000. This is good news because the highest counts are usually seen towards the end of December. The highest count for last year was 24,000. That count was the second highest in the last 6 years. It will be very…

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Pismo Beach Monarch Season Concludes

The Monarch Grove in Pismo Beach has completed another successful season, with over 60,000 visitors enjoying the winged beauties clustering in the trees and flying around flaunting their vivid orange and black colors. This year, in addition to assisting our many visitors, the docents and volunteers…

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California Western Monarch Day Celebration on Feb. 5, 2011

[caption id="attachment_836" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="California Western Monarch Day Celebration "] [/caption] Tomorrow is the California Western Monarch Day Celebration on Feb. 5, 2011 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m. Each year thousands of vibrant orange and black Monarch Butterflies flock…

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February 5: California Western Monarch Day

The Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau has teamed up with Amtrak to make this year's Feb. 5 California Western Monarch Day celebration both memorable and affordable. Walk, jog, drive, bicycle, or ride the Amtrak -- kids for free -- to experience the miracle of the Monarch butterfly migration…

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Butterfly Beach Party - San Francisco Chronicle Article

" Pismo Beach salutes another winter migrant with a special celebration for California Western Monarch Day. The visitors bureau will serve cake and punch to the humans visiting the city's butterfly grove, which has hosted an average of 25,000 monarch butterflies over the last five years and holds…

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Pismo Beach Monarch Grove Update

A visit this week to the Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove showed that the butterfly count on the board was holding steady at 21,000. With the weather forecast for the remainder of this week and all of next week calling for mid-sixties to low seventies temps, this appears to be a great time to…

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Pismo Monarch Grove Update

Drove by the Monarch Grove today. The latest Monarch count on the board was 21,000, which is greater than the biggest count from last year's season. This bodes well for this year. Usually the biggest numbers are counted in late December, even early January. Photo by Lisa D Walker…

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