Monarch Grove Sanctuary
Visit the awe-inspiring butterflies at pacific grove's monarch grove sanctuary
Visit this beautiful display of mother nature at its best at the Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove. Each October, thousands of Monarch butterflies begin their southern migration to warmer southern climates to wait out the winter. Clustering together in the branches of eucalyptus trees and gardens, these majestic butterflies spend the winter months at this protected grove, resting and flying together in an awe-inspiring whirl of delicate wings and bright color.
The Monarchs fill the grove from October until February (peaking at the end of November), when they begin to leave and continue on their southern migration. Created by the City of Pacific Grove, the butterfly sanctuary serves as a natural preserve and an educational tool for visitors. After your visit to the sanctuary, head over to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History to see their Monarch gallery and to learn more about butterflies and other animals native to the region.