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MONARCH WATCH FALL OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 8a to 2p

Join us at our Fall Open House at Foley Hall (KU West Campus) on Saturday, September 13th 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 Margarete Johnson and 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. The Biohouse, adjacent to the garden, will be filled with wildlife. The Biohouse and garden contain numerous butterfly flowers. 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!

If you can't be there, be sure to visit us online to see what we're doing - we plan on having at least a couple of webcams broadcasting the day's events.

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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!

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LIVE BROADCAST

We'll continue to experiment with broadcasting live video - see what's going on here:

*Note: to view our live video broadcasts, you must have the Adobe Flash Player (a free player that you may already have) installed on your computer. If you do not have it, you should be prompted to install it - or you can just get it yourself here:

JOIN US VIA FACEBOOK FOR PHOTOS AND MORE

We'll be posting lots of photos throughout the day - leave us your comments about our video broadcast, photos, and/or Monarch Watch in general during our open house event via Monarch Watch's Facebook Page:

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*Note: You do not need to have a Facebook account to view photos, but you do if you'd like to chime in :-)

DIRECTIONS TO MONARCH WATCH

Monarch Watch is located on the West Campus of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A.

KU West Campus Map showing Monarch Watch (Foley Hall)

via I-70 Turnpike: Take West Lawrence exit and continue South on IOWA street. At the 19th Street stoplight turn RIGHT (west). At "T" turn LEFT (south). Proceed past the stop sign (after stopping of course!) and then turn right into a parking lot (you'll see a large Greenhouse at the end of the lot) and find a place to park ;-) Foley Hall is the one-story building that will be on your right.

via westbound K-10: K-10 turns into 23rd street in Lawrence. Continue West on 23rd until you reach IOWA street. At the stoplight turn RIGHT (north) and continue to 19th Street. At the 19th Street stoplight turn LEFT (west). At "T" turn LEFT (south). Proceed past the stop sign (after stopping of course!) and then turn right into a parking lot (you'll see a large Greenhouse at the end of the lot) and find a place to park ;-) Foley Hall is the one-story building that will be on your right.


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