The Monarch Butterflies at Esalen Institute

These videos were taken on Thursday Jan 7th at Esalen Institute.
It was pouring rain non stop for a few days before that. And on that day the sky was blue, the sun was out and suddenly these majestic creatures appeared in the trees and in the sky! It was like magic! How did they survive the rain? How did they continue their transformation during those cold, wet days and burst into their full glory when the sun is out?