A last-minute reminder that this weekend is the Monarch Watch open house. It’s this Saturday, September 14 from 8am to 2pm at Foley Hall on KU’s West Campus. The wonderful garden there was created by the Douglas County Master Gardeners and is maintained by them.
Here’s what the folks there say about the event;
“Join us at our Fall Open House … 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!”
Here’s a link with more and cool videos; http://monarchwatch.org/openhouse/