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Monarch Watch Fall Open House – Wow!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 at 12:46 pm by Chip Taylor
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monarch butterfly on lantanaOur recent Fall Open House was like no other. We had at least 1,000 people visit Monarch Watch that day (twice the usual number) and we gave out over 450 chrysalids to the children in attendance. The weather was less than ideal – cloudy with occasional rain and not a one of the 200 butterflies in the Biohouse so much as opened their wings but it didn’t seem to matter to our visitors. The garden (Monarch Waystation #1) so carefully nurtured by Margarete Johnson and her colleagues among the Douglas County Master Gardeners, was spectacular. With a little sun the garden would have been filled with butterflies as well as fantastic flowers.

A photo slideshow (50 images) is available online and other details are available at

At least one of our visitors blogged about the event – you can read her article and see her photos here: Monarch Watch 2008 Open House

My thanks to all and especially to the Monarch Watch crew, particularly Jim Lovett and Ann Ryan, who made this event possible.

  1. One Response to “Monarch Watch Fall Open House – Wow!”

  2. By Cathy Sherman on Sep 18, 2008

    Thanks for mentioning my blog entry about your fabulous open house. Good luck on the tagging. I wish I could participate. I’m going to a family reunion in Oklahoma, but will watch for butterflies there and will continue to post on butterflies and caterpillars.

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