Interested in attending a workshop, visiting an overwintering site, or taking the family to a festival? Check out this page for the latest monarch-related events in California. You can also join our Facebook page, which may list additional events. If you would like us to add your event, please send us an email.

Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count Nov. 16 – Dec. 8

The annual Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count (WMTC) kicks off this coming weekend on Saturday, November 16 and will continue through Sunday, December 8. Thank you for being a part of this incredibly important community science program. This remarkable volunteer effort

Science Saturday – Magnificent Monarchs – Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History “Celebrate the return of Pacific Grove’s monarch butterfly population during Magnificent Monarchs on Saturday, November 30th, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Museum.

Fourth Annual Monarch Butterflies Walk & Learn – The Presidio

Location: Rob Hill Campground, Presidio of San Francisco Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 Time: 10am-12pm Registration and website: 10 to 10:30 am Warm up activity, monarch experts, information and artifacts 10:30 to Noon Presentation & Walk Rob Hill Campground

Monarch Docent Training – Natural Bridges State Beach

Location: Natural Bridges State Beach Date(s): October 16th & 19th Learn how to share monarchs with others! Docent training class Fall 2019, October 16th & 19th. Classes: Sat 12-4 pm & Wed eve 6-9 pm. For applications contact Natural Bridges

Monarch Butterfly Tours – Natural Bridges State Beach

Location: Natural Bridges State Beach Date: Recurring event daily on -October 19, 20, 26, 27 -November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 -December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 Time: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm For

Birds & Butterflies in Bolinas with the Marin Audubon Society

Location: In and around Bolinas Trip Leader(s): Juan Garcia & Mia Monroe Start Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 Start Time: 8:30 AM End Time: 2:30 PM Description: The Pacific edge of Southern Marin County hosts rich habitats for landbirds, shorebirds,

Monarch Butterfly Monitoring Training – San Leandro

Monarch Butterfly Monitoring Training Location: San Leandro Public Library: Mulford-Marina Branch, San Leandro, CA Date: November 2, 2019. 9am-12:30pm Led by: Susan Ramos and Mia Monroe Registration for this training is required. To register and get more information visit the

2019 Online Volunteer Training for the WMTC

Title: Volunteer Training for the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count Presenters: Emma Pelton, Conservation Biologist, Western Monarch Lead and Katie Hietala-Henschell, Endangered Species Conservation Biologist Date recorded: August 28th, 2019 Description: Learn about Xerces’ Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count (WMTC) and how


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