“Hundreds of butterflies flitted in and out of sight like short-lived punctuation marks in a stream of consciousness without beginning or end.”
Now is the season to view Monarch butterfly overwintering sites along the California coast. The season starts around October and lasts until March. Peak season is December through February.
Below is a short little video taken at the Ellwood Butterfly Reserve in Goleta. If you're traveling up past that way in the next month or two, you may want to stop by and see the Monarchs overwintering in the eucalyptus trees. What a sight!