I had the opportunity to travel to Pismo Beach to check out an area where tens of thousands overwinter! It was an absolutely breathtaking experience, and one I wish I had a nicer camera with a zoom handy for. Seeing that many monarchs in one place was simply magical!
Even still, I really enjoyed meeting up with some of the conservationist staffers and exchanging stories and tips on raising monarch butterflies and helping in their conservation. It made me really happy to be even a tiny contributor in trying to help their species . :)
Monarchs should hopefully start arriving in my garden within the next month, and I look forward to seeing them again soon!