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Monarch Butterfly Grove

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It needs to be the right season

I've been in Feb. one year and there were TONS of butterflies, and another Feb. there were few... read more

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ibjanetb
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Corona, California
Fascinating and Awe Struck

Even though the butterfly population is down there were still thousands of butterflies. Walking... read more

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BrownsEnglishToffee
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Fiddletown, California
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Reviewed yesterday

I've been in Feb. one year and there were TONS of butterflies, and another Feb. there were few. Same for Nov. Check the website to see activity before you go. If they are active you will be amazed! Look through the telescopes if they are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ibjanetb
Reviewed yesterday

Got there around 9:00 AM and it was overcast and chilly. Not much to see this time. Last time we were here you had to be careful where you stepped because the ground was littered with butterflies. The tree branches were also filled with long...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Even though the butterfly population is down there were still thousands of butterflies. Walking along the path the butterflies were everywhere.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here to show another couple the butterfly. Sadly this year there were not very many to see. We still enjoyed the nature walk and seeing other wildlife. Worth the stop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank L1905SSbarbarac
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a Canadian traveling through California it was delightful to see a piece of our own summer in their migration location. Stop for a few minutes and enjoy the clusters of monarchs. This is a great way to have a short walk and stretch if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roxane N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth stopping by to see the butterflies. Fascinating experience. Great, well-informed volunteers to tell you all about it. Just sad to learn the numbers are down this year so much.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dljhk
Reviewed 5 days ago

I reviewed this grove a few years back and this year it had a drastic reduction of the Monarchs overwintering in the trees. It still would be a nice place to visit between November and February to see the monarchs even with the reduction. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fred3235
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a list of all the monarch sites in california. This was advertised as one of the larger ones with docents to educate and organized site. Well it is fenced, signed and a trailer selling souvenirs. Docents have a telescope sit up to view monarchs...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jeanj533
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fun to go, not that many Butterflies, but it cost nothing and was informative. The info the volunteers gave was a nice touch.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank HARRY C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The monarch butterflies in the natural habitat at the park are captivating. Telescopes are set up for one to view the butterflies. Of course, the promotional materials on the butterflies make them look bigger than its actual size.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ML991
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monict2016
7 January 2019|
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Response from 653cliffk | Reviewed this property |
they say all the way to February but I would contact them and attend when volunteers are present. they have a web page too Eucalyptus tree–filled grove with thousands of monarch butteries in late October through... More
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monict2016
7 January 2019|
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Response from deeann55 | Reviewed this property |
Late October through February. The website says Mondays at 10:00 am is the least crowded.
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leahmM2680IB
11 November 2018|
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Response from deeann55 | Reviewed this property |
We went to the docent talk at 11:00. The butterflies move around more when it’s warm. The clusters were in the cooler spots as it was a warm day. If it’s a cooler day they’ll move and cluster in a warmer spot.
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