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Monarch Watch Spring Open House & Plant Fundraiser

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 9:49 am by Jim Lovett
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swamp milkweedIt’s that time of year again!

Monarch Watch Spring Open House & Plant Fundraiser
Saturday, May 8th 2010 8am-3pm
KU’s West Campus, Lawrence, KS

This free public event usually attracts 500-1000 visitors and we expect the same this time around.

Nearly 4,000 butterfly plants (both annuals and perennials), including seedlings of several milkweed species, will be available (modest contributions are suggested). A list of available plants is posted at the bottom of the Open House page.

We will also provide refreshments, lots of show & tell, videos and games for children, tours of our garden and lab space, iChat videoconferencing demonstrations, and, of course, monarch butterflies!

You may have heard about our “Monarchs In Space” project but you can learn more about this program on Saturday and see the actual monarchs that traveled from Monarch Watch to the International Space Station and back to Monarch Watch, a mere 40 million miles – that’s quite a migration!

We’d love to see you here so mark your calendars! If you can’t make it in person, be sure to check us out online – we plan to post photos and broadcast some LIVE video throughout the day.

Complete details, including a map and directions, are available online at

If you have any questions please feel free to drop us a line anytime!

  1. One Response to “Monarch Watch Spring Open House & Plant Fundraiser”

  2. By Carlee Jahn on May 4, 2011

    Hey is this event on Saturday May 7th or Sunday May 8th? Also, where at on West Campus?

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