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Monarch Butterfly Walks

One of the few places in Alameda County to witness this natural phenomenon!  Flying thousands of miles at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour and a mile high in the sky, Monarch butterflies return annually to the same trees at the San Leandro Marina and hunker down to spend the winter.  Learn about the life cycle and mysterious migrations of the Monarch butterfly from a butterfly expert.  After a brief talk, take a short walk to see large clusters of butterflies on the Eucalyptus trees.   Wear comfortable shoes that can get a bit dirty.  We'll walk a few blocks to the site on paved surfaces, then on grass to view the butterflies.  Bring binoculars or borrow some of ours! Meet at the Monarch Bay Golf Club parking lot at 13800 Monarch Bay Drive in San Leandro.  Register through the Recreation and Human Services Department – 577-3462.  To arrange a school or group tour, e-mail Adrienne DePonte at sanleandrobutterflies@earthlink.net.