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Monarch Butterflies and Tide Pools

Natural Bridges State Park

That time of the year is getting close. This meetup is always very popular and we have always gotten some great shots. so lets do it again.

The Visitor Center features displays on the monarch butterflies and other features of the park. There is also a beach with tide pools and an aquarium features animals found in the tidepools.

Monarh Photograph from last years trip by William Mosley

There is a $10.00 Day Use Fee

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  • jeanie

    Hi Dennis,
    Thank you for choosing such a spectacular place like Santa Cruz to photograph.
    Jeanie

    November 4, 2013

    • Dennis A.

      Glade you enjoyed it.

      November 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not as many butterflies as I had expected...

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Esther

    We had a great time. Thanks Dennis. I'm curious - does anyone else post their photos to Filkr?

    1 · November 3, 2013

    • John O.

      I do as well, link should be in my profile.

      1 · November 3, 2013

    • Dennis A.

      I am currently working to get the link to flickr fix.

      November 4, 2013

  • John O.

    Great meetup. First time to Santa Cruz and I loved it. Butterflies and pelicans were fun to photograph. Went down the day before and saw otters, sea lions and even a whale. Very enjoyable trip!

    November 3, 2013

  • Marilyn P.

    Great! Lots of butterflies to capture.

    November 3, 2013

  • Dennis A.

    What a great day.

    1 · November 2, 2013

    • Dee

      Thanks Dennis! Had a wonderful day :)

      November 2, 2013

    • Erick C.

      Thanks Dennis for putting this together. Had a great time.

      November 3, 2013

  • Andrea K.

    Beautiful Day with lots of fun people.

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Tina W.

    I had good time, new experience of taking pix of Monarch. Thank you, Dennis gave me a ride,

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Julie A.

    Couldn't have been a better day at the coast!

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • jeanie

    Beautiful. Really enjoyed it.

    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this. Had to work late last night.

    November 2, 2013

  • Karen B.

    Am in SC. Interested in joining a few of us for dinner?[masked] text

    November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone going down on Friday or staying Saturday night? Would love to carpool with someone (I can drive) and perhaps share overnight accommodations.

    September 2, 2013

  • Dennis J.

    Is there any one traveling from the Petaluma/SantaRosa area?

    October 20, 2013

    • Dennis J.

      Tim,I haven't RSVP'd yet since I would need to share a ride.Could you get back to me and are you returning that evening?

      October 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm sorry, due a number of reasons (I'm sick and family issues mainly) we are going to have to pass on this meet up. Sorry.

      October 28, 2013

  • Esther

    We are going Friday and staying the night - We will meet you all at the Park. Can't wait to meet everyone! Esther & Tom

    October 28, 2013

  • Teresa

    Really hoped to join you, but have a workshop & event then! However,
    I took some nice Butterfly & Hawk/Raven shots, on Hawk Hill recently.
    (Will look forward to seeing your posted photos!) A bientot!

    October 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This question may have been answered already but ... we are meeting at Natural Bridges a 9am and this event goes through the day or until we feel done, right?

    October 27, 2013

    • Dennis A.

      Yes, that is correct. I also plan to stop at Pigeon Point Lighthouse on the way home.

      October 27, 2013

  • CBC92WOP11

    Would love to go but husband has surgery on Oct 30th, I'll have to catch it next time.

    October 23, 2013

  • terry m.

    Yes and I will be taking 2 ohers in my truck so have room for one more

    October 20, 2013

    • Tina W.

      Hi Terry can you carpool me? I'm living in Vallejo.

      October 20, 2013

  • Kimberly Coleman P.

    ooops, I meant the Monarch Butterflies

    October 20, 2013

  • terry m.

    Where and at what time are we meeting?

    October 20, 2013

  • Mike C.

    My kid has dance class in the morning so the earliest we could arrive is around noon. Is it still worth the trip?

    October 19, 2013

    • Dennis A.

      They are there all day long. when it is cool they are in clusters. When it is warm they are active and go out to the surrounding plants for nectar.

      October 20, 2013

  • iswar

    anybody car pooling from campbell, san jose side..Interested as a rider and share the expense...

    October 18, 2013

  • Tina W.

    Hi, Terry, my name is Tina living in Vallejo, can I ride with you?

    October 12, 2013

  • terry m.

    I will be willing to drive and take 3 others.

    October 5, 2013

  • AJ

    Do they allow tripods or Monopods? I am interested in shooting macros.

    October 3, 2013

  • Karen B.

    Like Lori, I'm really looking forward to this and,
    fyi....I've decided to arrive on Friday and just booked a room for a reasonable (AAA) rate of $71.99 for a dbl queen just 1 mile from State Park. I found alot of non vacancies so if you're thinking of arriving early you might want to start looking now.

    July 31, 2013

    • jeanie

      What is the name of the hotel you will be staying at. Think I would like to do that too.

      1 · September 14, 2013

    • Karen B.

      Jeanie
      I'm booked at the Islander Motel on Ocean St. I paid about $81.00 a nite after taxes. Karen

      September 14, 2013

  • Dave B.

    I remember from last year the butterflies became active when the sun decided to show up.

    July 31, 2013

    • Dennis A.

      Yes, 9-10am they start to wonder about!

      July 31, 2013

  • Lori S.

    looking forward to finally seeing the butterflies

    1 · July 17, 2013

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