Jews' Next Dor

Congregation Beth David's Young Adult Group for Jewish 20 & 30 Somethings

Event: Natural Bridges Beach and Monach Butterflies

Posted by challahbackgirl on November 29, 2011

When: Noon-5pm, Sunday, December 4, 2011
Where: Carpools leaving from Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070

Join Jews’ Next Dor and Yidventure for a day at the beach! This beach, with its famous natural bridge, is an excellent vantage point for viewing shore birds, migrating whales, and seals and otters playing offshore. Further along the beach, tidepools offer a glimpse of life beneath the sea. Low tides reveal sea stars, crabs, sea anemones, and other colorful ocean life.

The park’s Monarch Grove provides a temporary home for up to 100,000 Monarch butterflies each winter. From roughly mid-October through mid-February, the Monarchs form a “city in the trees.” The area’s mild ocean air and eucalyptus grove provide a safe roost until spring.

If you would like to carpool, show up at Beth David at 12:00pm and we’ll leave promptly at 12:30pm. Note that park entry fees are $10 per car. For those that want to drive separately, meet us at 1:30pm by the visitor center at the Monarch Butterfly Preserve or look for us on the beach (see link below). Natural Bridges: Swanton Blvd & W Cliff Dr Santa Cruz, CA 95067

We have an hour long, private guided tour among the Monarchs scheduled for 3pm. So we’ll explore the natural bridges and tidepools on the beach for about an hour and a half, then begin the tour. Perhaps we’ll walk down to the lighthouse around sunset.

What to Bring: Water, shoes suitable for beach walking, snacks, binoculars if you have them, and some money for gas and parking.

Weather Note: In the case of rain, the event will only be canceled if it’s a heavy downpour. Light sprinkling will be tolerated.

For more information about the beach, see http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=541.

Organized by David M.

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