Lighthouse Field State Park – come for the butterflies, stay for the lifestyle.
There are many reasons to visit this state park in Santa Cruz, California. In creating a one-minute film, I only touched on a few of the attractions. Here are a handful of reasons to visit: a cool lighthouse, CA’s first surfing museum, monarch butterflies, hiking, surfing, jogging, surf watching, a dog park on the beach, sunbathing, tide pooling, sunset watching; and did I mention monarch butterflies?
This monarch rooting site is used year after year from roughly mid October through Mid February.
Catching light winds, monarchs can travel more than 100-miles in a day and they only fly in daylight. Our Santa Cruz Monarchs will end up west of the Rocky Mountains.
Monarch development from larvae to adult flyer could be a subject for a whole different blog!
To virtually visit the park, see the monarch butterfly and Santa Cruz beach lifestyle, watch this one-minute video.