Monarch Watch Fall Open House
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Saturday, 14 September 2019 - 9a to 2p
Foley Hall, KU West Campus, Lawrence, KS

Join us at our Fall Open House at Foley Hall (KU West Campus) to celebrate the arrival of migrating monarchs coming from the north. This free event is designed to please children and adults alike.

At the Open House you can learn about creating Monarch Waystations and see the magnificent butterfly and pollinator garden created and maintained by the Douglas County Master Gardeners. Weather permitting, you will see an abundance of butterflies and numerous other small but important pollinators. On a good day over 20 species of butterflies visit the garden. Bring your cameras. It is well worth a visit.

As usual, we will provide refreshments, lots of show & tell (including a honey bee observation hive and some "Oh, my!" insects you may have never seen before), tours of our gardens and lab space, hands-on activities, games, videos, monarch tagging demonstrations, and, of course, monarch caterpillars, pupae, and butterflies!

We'd love to see you on Saturday so mark your calendars! If you can't make it in person, be sure to check us out online.

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If you enjoy the various educational, conservation, and research programs Monarch Watch offers throughout the year, please consider making a donation today - it's quick, easy, secure, and fully tax-deductible. You can even set up a recurring gift (monthly or annually) if you'd like. We rely on contributions from Monarch Watchers just like you to keep the program going - thank you for your continued support!


If you would rather mail in a donation or have questions, please visit Giving in Support of Monarch Watch.


We are sharing some live video, photos and comments throughout the day via our Facebook page - you do not need a Facebook account to view the page, only if you you want to share your own photos or comments. Enjoy!

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Monarch Watch is located on the West Campus of the University of Kansas at 2021 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, Kansas 66047

NOTICE: Due to the 19th Street Reconstruction Project that began in March, Iowa Street is reduced to one lane in each direction and access between Iowa and 19th Street is closed. Visitors that typically use 19th & Iowa to reach Monarch Watch need to use an alternate route.

Crestline Drive (west of Iowa Street) may be used off 15th Street (Bob Billings Parkway) OR 23rd street (Clinton Parkway) for access to West Campus. Please see the map below for guidance and plan your route accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience!

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