Camino Real Park
Open grassy area ringed by pines. Eucalyptus trees along the barranca and Aurora Dr., forming north border of park, are resting places for migrating Monarch butterflies in late fall and winter.
Location: In Ventura, take Main St. east to Mills Rd. Turn left onto Mills. Turn right at 1st light (Dean Dr.) and follow Dean west to park entrance, opposite Varsity.
Highlights: Hot spot for migrants, vagrants, and rarities. Spotted Dove and Allen’s Hummingbird resident.
Best Season: All year, especially early spring and winter. Early a.m. best.