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Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

Gretchen Grammer, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Gretchen Grammer
Contact:
Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
6005 Bayou Heron Road
Moss Point, MS 39562
Tel: 1-228-475-7047
City, state, country:
Ocean Springs, MS, USA
Biography:

I've been interested in insects since childhood (insect collections, etc.), but I ended up with a B.S. in Marine Science and a M.S. in Coastal Science, emphasis Fish Ecology. My first real job out of graduate school (Research Associate at Grand Bay NERR) has me doing the ecology of salt pannes which is much more than fish! The Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is a unique, almost pristine, coastal area on the border of Mississippi and Alabama. I've found I enjoy taking photographs of the plants and animals I encounter in my research (when I don't have to sample them!). Also, photos are much easier to handle than storing large insect collections, and there is also the challenge of stalking the insect to get the perfect picture.
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Gretchen Grammer