The Monarch Monitoring Project is a long-term study on monarch migration through Cape May, NJ. It is a part of the New Jersey Audubon Research Department, and closely affiliated with the Cape May Bird Observatory.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thanks to Bill & Edie

A highlight of the Monarch Migration Project (MMP) season at Cape May Point is the annual MMP dinner. On the evening of October 7th staff, volunteers, and friends gathered to socialize and enjoy a potluck dinner. Our annual dinner was hosted this year by Bill and Edie Schuhl with the able assistance of Patsy Eickelberg. It is impossible to say too much about how critical volunteers have been to our program throughout the years. Bill and Edie are a perfect example and have perennially played a very special role for the MMP. Their gardens, yard and "magic trees" are a magnet for both butterflies and birds and regularly draw naturalists seeking Cape May specialties both common and rare. MMP personnel have tagged hundreds of monarchs in their front yard and often do interviews as well as special group demos at the Schuhl's. Bill and Edie's porch has served as the MMP "lab" on more than one occasion and their spacious and comfortable home is the perfect spot for our annual gathering. Of course Bill and Edie themselves are the real magic of this very special place on the Point. Their gracious hospitality, energy, and patience has been an integral part of MMP activities and we trust it will be so for many years to come. And so we tip our hats to Bill and Edie and offer them our sincere thanks. 

Posted by Dick Walton

Bill & Edie Schuhl

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