Monarchs – California’s Gold (2012)

Have you ever wondered what 100,000 Monarch Butterflies look like? Wellhere’s your chance. Huell travels to Pismo State Beach to visit the largestoverwintering site for Monarch butterflies in the U.S. More people visit thissite than any another butterfly site in the world. Last year they had 50,000visitors!

Every year hundreds of thousands of Monarchs fly as much as two thousandmiles to reach safe overwintering sites along California’s central coast. They can fly up to one hundred miles a day at an altitude of up to ten thousand feet.What’s amazing is that none of the butterflies that make this amazing journey have ever been here before. The butterflies have nothing but instinct to guidethem. Huell gets a special tour of this wonderful site from a Park Ranger, docents and a class from Cal Poly who studies the Monarchs. It’s a feast for the eyes.

Contact: Pismo State Beach 805-489-1869.