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Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 at 1:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pacific Grove Icons: Monarchs on the Way

Pacific Grove Icons: Monarchs on the Way

The ocean-sweet town wings-up for a welcome visitor. Read »

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 11:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monarch Butterflies: See a Tag, Make the Call

Monarch Butterflies: See a Tag, Make the Call

Researchers are studying the migratory patterns of the famous winged wonders. Read »

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara, Sweet Stay-Overs, and Monarch Butterflies

Santa Barbara, Sweet Stay-Overs, and Monarch Butterflies

El Encanto is offering a stay-over package for lovers of winged beauties. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Welcome Back, Monarch Butterflies

Welcome Back, Monarch Butterflies

The winged wonders will soon be drove-ing it up around Pacific Grove. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monarch Butterflies Bid Farewell

Monarch Butterflies Bid Farewell

The Pacific Grove icons are set to flutter away for another day. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Welcome Back, Monarch Butterflies

Welcome Back, Monarch Butterflies

One of our state's most famous visitors alights near Santa Cruz. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California Western Monarch Day

California Western Monarch Day

Pismo Beach prepares to salute our state's flittiest February friend. Read »

Monday, Oct 3, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Welcome Back Monarchs Day

Welcome Back Monarchs Day

The winged beauties get their own bash at Natural Bridges State Park. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monarch Beauty in Pacific Grove

Monarch Beauty in Pacific Grove

The winged winter celebrities are being spotted. Very, very spotted. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Trip points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.