Monarch Dunes Butterfly Habitat in Nipomo

Every year, thousands of orange and black Monarch Butterflies spread their wings, seeking shelter from the northern winters. From late October to February, butterflies cluster in the limbs of a grove of Eucalyptus trees along the California coastline. 

The Monarch Dunes Butterfly Habitat in Nipomo is a nineteen-acre rectangular shaped grove of Tasmanian blue gum eucalyptus trees that encompasses the historical aggregation trees and two wind buffer zones on the western and southern borders of the habitat. Residents and visitors often picnic at the tables provided and enjoy the solitude of a wooded area within the Trilogy at Monarch Dunes community.

Nipomo is just one place to see the butterflies. View our page about Monarch Butterfly Groves in the larger area to learn more about the migration and find additional places to witness these winged wonders.

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