Monarchs overwintering in Pismo Beach, CA, Photo by Kathy Vilim
I am a female Monarch butterfly, flying high above Pismo Beach, flying from the tall Eucalyptus trees, where I have been sleeping this winter. How I love the Central California Coast! It has everything I need here: moderate winter temps, clean air, and I am making friends to help me keep warm. The sun comes out. I feel its warmth on my wings… I open them, flashing orange at any passersby. There are none.
Presently, I fly off across the Meadow. What do I spy down there? Could it be Milkweed? I zoom in for a closer look. There to my unbelieving eyes, yes, they even have milkweed here! I can lay my eggs on the Milkweed plants right here and then go back to my California lifestyle. No need to go anywhere else. I have what I need right here at the Hotel California...
Like runaway teenagers, they stayed and learned to surf the waves of the sky in California’s golden springtime..
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