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Big Sur Monarch
Big Sur is home to a migrant population of the beautiful Monarch
butterflies. They arrive in October
from their summer territories far inland. An extensive tagging
program has revealed that these incredible creatures can travel
up to 3,000 miles on their migration routes.
Eucalyptus trees are their favored roosting spot. In the mornings
they cluster there in colorful clumps, waiting for the day to
warm up. At temperatures below the mid-sixties, their flight
patterns are erratic. When the air warms into the high sixties
and warmer, they can fly a straight path. In the evening they
return to their favorite trees and drink nectar, rest and conduct
romances all night. A female Monarch may mate with many males,
but only the final fellow's gift will be a lasting one!