On November 18th, we drove all the way to Santa Cruz to see the wonderful butterfly grove at Natural Bridges State Park. We will be studying Life Cycles later in the year, but to see the Monarch Butterflies at the grove, you have to visit this time of year. They migrate to Natural Bridges in October, and fly back to their other home west of the Rocky Mountains by mid-February.
Parents posted wonderful photos of our visit on our Shutterfly page. Here are some photos I took of our time on the beach, after viewing the butterflies.