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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Butterflies are Free......

I'm linking to Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday, Thanks Tootsie!

We finally made it to one special spot in Pacific Grove, CA.
Every time my friend visits, we would try to get there
but we would run out of time or something always same up.
Why you say would we want to go to this little town near Monterey?

Well, because it is know as
Butterfly Town USA!
And my friend LOVES Butterflies. Me too!

This seaside community is an overwintering haven
for thousands of Monarch Butterflies.
Each year in November, they return from the north
to the special protective microclimate
of the Eucalyptus Trees and Monterey Pines
at The Monarch Grove Santuary.

The Monarchs hang in large clumps from the branches of the trees.

On mild days when the sun shines through the trees, the Butterflies
warm up enough to flutter and flit about performing entertaining
aerial acrobatics.

They stay until February, the largest clusters are seen mid-December.
We visited at the end of their overwintering season
but were lucky enough to see some.

The Monarchs aren't the only thing that are gorgeous,
the grounds are too.

There are several places to stop and sit.

Benches with remembrances....

sweet and...

funny sayings.

But this one was the best!

We were also lucky enough to see some of the other
residents of the Sanctuary.....

So cute!

I hope you're not getting bored...
we have a couple more stops before we're done! 


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