There’s more whales in the Monterey Bay this season than we can remember! Come out to Sand Rock Farm and take an ocean adventure with Sanctuary Cruises.
What would winter be in Santa Cruz without the migrating Monarchs!
Beginning in early October through the end of January, Monarch Butterflys stop off in Santa Cruz on their flight from Northern cooler climbs. Monarchs will rest, and nest in the same eucalyptus grove every year.
When the sun is out, the Monarchs flit through trees at Natural Bridges State Park. They may land on your shoulder or hand, twitching their wings before fluttering elsewhere in a blaze of orange and black.
Monarch Butterfly Grove are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m, weekends through January, with peak monarch observation occurring in late-November and early-December,