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Sun, Oct 27


Natural Bridges State Beach

Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve Tour

A few years ago 8,000 monarch butterflies overwintered at Natural Bridges State Beach!

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Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve Tour
Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve Tour

Time & Location

Oct 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Natural Bridges State Beach, 2531 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA


About the Event

We'd like to take you on the Monarch Nature Trail to learn about and observe the intriguing and beautiful monarch butterflies!  

We'll learn of their lifecycle, their host plant, and their miraculous migration. We'll start off at the visitor center, see the native plant butterfly garden, and take the Monarch Butterfly Trail down to the observation deck lastly, we'll walk to the beach to see the Natural Bridges.

The park store is open and offers a tremendous selection of park and monarch paraphernalia. We'll send out a free parking pass the day of to registrants only. Meet in front of the Visitor Center adjacent to the main paved parking lot.

Bring a camera, water, snack or lunch, sunscreen and/or a hat. After the program you are welcomed to have lunch at the beach or the picnic tables. 

This is a family friendly program; we will be walking about a total distance of 1-mile with no elevation gain. 

This event is ADA accessible, we do have a regular and beach wheelchair available - please let us know if you require either. 

Hiker etiquette: As a nonprofit organization our programs are free to the public. Feel free to make a donation of any amount. Please only register if you're absolutely sure you are attending. If you register and no longer can attend please email us, we can reopen the ticket so that someone else can enjoy nature - this hike is limited to 60 individuals. Thanks for understanding.


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