Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Dr. Urquhart's 1975 publication to his researchers
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(Note: Click photos to enlarge) My brother, Dr. Eugene Morton, knew I loved the Monarch butterfly. In addition to creating Monarch Waystation No. 613 in Fremont, Ohio, I helped him create a waystation at the Hemlock Hill Biological Field Station in NW Pa. The field station is an inherited farm from our father, who bought it after retiring in the 60's. It has since been turned into a tall grass prairie with plenty of woodlands. Students from York University in Toronto have conducted bird studies there as well under the tutelage of my brother's wife, Dr. Bridget Stutchbury.

While organizing the field station's files, my brother uncovered a 37-year-old publication sent out from Dr. Urquhart and his wife to his Research Associates, which included my brother. I read through it and found Urquhart's early, ground-breaking Monarch butterfly research interesting. For the good of the order, I decided to hold an "auction" and offer it for sale. The highest bidder wins, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Project Monarch Watch.

I snapped a few photos of the 41-page publication, which is titled "Insect Migration Studies- Annual Newsletter To Research Associates", Volume 12, 1975. Here's the bidding and donation process:
  1. Place a bid and send it to me by clicking on the Contact Form HERE. The Contact form has a place for your email address, name, and a message area. In the message area, put your bid price.
  2. The bidding period ends Monday at midnight on January 14, 2013. At that time, the highest bidder will be notified via e-mail. 
  3. The winning bidder and I will exchange addresses and the check will be mailed to my Monarch Waystation No. 613 address. Write the check out to: "Monarch Watch".
  4. Upon receipt of your check with the proper bid amount, I will snail mail it to:
Monarch Watch
Gift Processing Department
KU Endowment
P.O. Box 928
Lawrence, KS 66044-0928

     5. I will mail Uruhart's 1975 publication to the address you specify. Monarch Watch will mail you a receipt to the address on your check, or, to any address you specify.

Contains Dr. Urquhart's early research on the Monarch Butterfly
Recaptured tagged Monarch flight records Urquhart thought significant!
Note: Each bid amount and time it was made will be posted on this post. If you want your name posted along with your bid amount, write "OK to publish my name" in the message area on the Contact Form when you place a bid. For the benefit of the Monarch Butterfly... let the bidding begin!

Name (optional)                       Bid Amount                  Date & Time
Anonymous                                  $25                              Sat.  2:58PM
Anonymous                                  $8                                 Th.  1:55AM