Each year the Monarch butterfly migration passes through Santa Cruz from about mid-October through January, and thousands of the butterflies can be seen resting in the trees of Natural Bridges State Park, just off the beach. This is footage from Sunday, November 14, 2010. As impressive as these butterflies are, this is actually not the best year. Usually there are thousands more!
For more information on Natural Bridges State Park, please click here and here. Music by the always excellent Jason Shaw.