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Monarch butterflies celebrated after return to Pismo State Beach Butterfly Grove

People flock to California Western Monarch Butterfly Day at Pismo State Beach

The Monarch Butterfly Grove in Pismo State Beach is a temporary home to 15,000 monarch butterflies this season.
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The Monarch Butterfly Grove in Pismo State Beach is a temporary home to 15,000 monarch butterflies this season.

California Western Monarch Day was held at the Pismo State Beach Butterfly Grove in Pismo Beach on Saturday.

The day is a celebration of the return of the monarch butterflies to the eucalyptus trees in the grove.

About 3,000 people attended the event, State Parks docent Jan Ojerholm said. There were activities for children and scopes for people to view the butterflies. Ojerholm said that about 15,000 butterflies returned this year.

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