I was thinking of just that, taking what we have for granted, as we drove home from the airport and saw our beautiful cardinals and blue jays flitting around, and listening to my beloved robins singing their morning and evening songs. We are so used to our own beautiful nature we tend to forget what we have! 

It was pure joy for us to watch three kangaroos bound across our path on Stradbroke! And watching a kookaburra just relaxing on a railing just outside of our rooms at the college or waking up to the exotic bird calls was absolutely wonderful. Seeing plants used as ground cover what we can only grow indoors as “exotic tropicals” was amazing. 

I am so glad to hear your response to our legendary GNSI welcoming friendliness! it’s perhaps our greatest strength, and we were so happy to bring it to Oz and meet our counterparts from “downunder”!


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> On Jul 17, 2019, at 8:38 PM, Tig <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks Linda :) I think we Australians got a huge kick out of the pure joy you all showed when seeing what we take for granted. We’ve lived with the main urban bunch of these animals all of our lives. It was wonderful to get the chance to show it off and reinvigorate our own wonder at the same time. For the interstaters like me, I also got to make some lifetime sightings. Every state is so different.
> Loving seeing everyone’s photos as they trickle out and can’t wait to see yours too! It makes the conference feel like it’s still going.
> It was slightly unnerving walking into a week long event without really knowing more than a few people online through the conference team’s Basecamp, and only one person as a face to face friend, but those feelings were unwarranted and you are all such a welcoming bunch that I can’t wait for next year’s conference (crosses fingers).
> Cheers,
> Tig
>> On Wed, 17 Jul 2019, at 11:18 PM, Linda Feltner wrote:
>> Hi Tig! 
>> Thank you for the advice on Airdrop. 
>> ALSO.... Thank you for all your expertise and guidance with the Conference and Field Trips. You are Amazing.  You shared knowledge and local information so graciously, I shall always be grateful. 
>> I hope to post field trip photos soon! 
>> Best wishes,
>> Linda
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>>> On 7/16/19 6:44 PM, Tig wrote:
>>> I use Airdrop all the time and haven’t perceived any difference in size. As Gail said, it definitely has a limit in number of photos at a time, but it’s still quite a few. Seems to be by size limit rather than number as it changes. Roughly a dozen at a time.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Tig
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