Kansas University's Monarch Watch program's spring open house and plant sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Foley Hall on KU's west campus.
"We'll have about 4,000 plants, including seven different types of milkweed," Monarch Watch Director Chip Taylor said.
¢ Observation tents with live butterflies, giant moths, hissing cockroaches, tarantulas and caterpillars.
¢ An active beehive.
¢ Presentations on so-called killer bees.
¢ Ant lion cages.
¢ Monarch butterfly videos.
"Bring the kids," Taylor said. "We'll have cookies."
Monarch Watch is a nationally recognized, nonprofit program dedicated to promoting the study and conservation of Monarch butterflies.
Proceeds from the sale will be used to underwrite Monarch Watch research and outreach efforts.