You have no doubt heard about the thousands and thousands of Monarch butterflies who visit Northern California each fall in their migration southwards.  They are truly fragile and stunning to look at, and well worth a trip to be able to see them.

You will get this opportunity on November 8th and 15th in San Leandro.  Each year, for the last 10 years, the city of San Leandro has sponsored a wonderful walk through the resting site of butterflies who have arrived here from miles away.  A naturalist will conduct a tour throught the restricted site, and answer questions about these special guests. Details will be offered, including the fact that they can fly up to a mile high, and 25 miles per hour.  

These walks are open to all ages.  They are not long, and casual clothing is suggested.  They run from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and fees are $10-$12 for adults, and $4-$6 for children, but the most important thing to know is that you must have advanced reservations in place to attend.  Go to this San Leandro Recreation and Human Resource Department website for more information: Click here:  MONARCH BUTTERFLY TOUR RESERVATIONS

NOTE: The required barcode for the event is 33657, and the spaces are filling up quickly, so if you are interested, you may want to move quickly.  

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