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Bug Swarm 2012 - Group Picture - male - female

Bug Swarm 2012 - Group Picture - Male Female
Spanish Fort, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
July 27, 2012
Meaher State Park

Front Row (L to R): Nancy Hamlett, Abby Palmer, Troy Bartlett, Mike Boone & Kids

Back Row (L to R): Nancy Rapp, Mike Quinn, Diane & Sam Young, Bob Zimlich, Betsy Betros, Ken Allen, Peter Greimann, Dr. Ed Mockford, John & Jane Balaban, Andrew Meeds

Upper Left: Babs & Loren Padelford, Center: Dirk Bayer, Right: Jon Rapp

It's Our Privilege
to have been able to attend the Bug Swarm 2012.

We'd like to take this occasion to donate to BugGuide $100 in recognition and appreciation of Robert Lord Zimlich, his work to put on the 2012 Bug Swarm, as well as ALL who make BugGuide possible every day. We are also donating $100 to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, in recognition and appreciation of Dirk Bayer, who generously shared with all of us, his collection, love and knowledge of Lepidoptery. The donation of his unbelievable collection will make the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo a destination of interest to all.

Thanks BugGuide Nation!

Jon & Nancy Rapp

Great Event
Sorry that our time was limited due to some health issues. We hope to return to future "Swarm" events. Lew and Marian Scharpf

Great pictures
I really enjoyed seeing all the people pics from the gathering. Thanks for posting them Jon.

Great Weekend!
It was good to be in the Zimlich Zone. Thanks, Jon, for all the photos.

Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE

I had soo much fun, i have some shots from dinner if ya want them on here!

Great group shot!

More group shots
Betsy or Abby, I'd love to have (electronically) any of the group shots from dinner, since Teresa and I were stuck in an airport at the time of the other group shot :>(

Sorry to have missed meeting Jon and Nancy and some others too, double :>(

dinner pics
i will post some more as soon as possible, on another trip right now

yes, I'll be posting my photos here before long. :-)
Sorry you missed most of the event because of the airlines was a fun event!

Same here Stephen
We're a big fan of your work.

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