Monarch butterflies, Goleta, California
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Butterfly ballet. Monarch butterflies
Monarch butterflies, with their vibrant orange and black wings, are found across southern regions, from coastal meadows to urban gardens. They gracefully descend upon Southern California, gathering in large numbers on eucalyptus trees. The best place to spot these insects is in the city of Goleta, situated in southern Santa Barbara County. Those gathered to see the clumps of butterflies in 30-metre-tall trees might confuse them for clumps of leaves, however, as the sun's rays gently fall upon the insects, their wings will begin to flutter. Bring your binoculars and take the opportunity to witness these winged wonders huddled together, it's truly a sight to behold!