Saturday, July 21st - Ritchie Brothers Building, Gage Hotel
Carol Peterson, General Manager of the Gage Hotel - one of the driving forces behind the event - welcoming everyone and introducing Steve Gross.
Steve Gross, President of the Texas Ornithological Society, discussing birding ties to Texas highlighted in Kingbird Highway. Not that the Freeport Jetty was immortalized in print, influencing generations of young birders to attend the Freeport Christmas Bird Count... ok, yes.
Kenn Kaufman, speaking on the topic of exploration and discovery.
Pre-dinner conversation and autographs at the Gage Hotel dance courtyard.
The intrepid crew, from left to right: Cameron Carver, Kelly Bryan, Matthew York, Heidi Trudell, Kimberly Kaufman, Kenn Kaufman, and Steve Gross. Mark Flippo does not appear in the photo; as a ninja, he does not show up in photographs.
After compiling a bird list for the event, Kenn was roped into compiling a butterfly list.
An intimate dinner - as seen from butterfly list compilation.