Monarch perched on Monterey Pine Tree, as if
’Deciding When to go’, photo by Kathy Vilim
Here I am, the Gypsy Gardener on the Central Coast of California. I am in the town of Pacific Grove, which calls itself "Butterfly Town". For good reason: It is one of the overwintering sites of the West Coast Monarchs. Here in this photo a Monarch is perched on the end of a Monterey Pine branch. Most of Monarchs here have left, following that special sense that only they have: of knowing where to go, and when to go. Off in search of Milkweed, they fly inland from the Coastal overwintering sites.
Pacific Grove's Monarch Sanctuary, Photo by Kathy Vilim
You can see more on my visit to Butterfly Town here.