The Coronado Butterfly Preserve and nearby Ellwood Bluffs are absolutely magical. Its one of our favorite spots for long walks as well as portrait sessions (here is an engagement session and a maternity session). We had heard about the butterflies and were so excited to see them! The monarchs migrate to the warm California coast to spend the winter protected in eucalyptus trees. If you live in the Santa Barbara area and haven’t seen the preserve yet, we would definitely recommend having a look while the monarchs are still here!