Mark your calendars for the BugGuide Gathering July 27 - 29, 2018.
The event will take place at the Massanutten 4 Seasons Resort located in McGaheysville Virginia.
Housing and meals are made available to us nearby through the summer conference rates at James Madison University, Harrisonburg Virginia
The University agrees to provide air conditioned lodging accommodations for double and single occupancy for a maximum of 50 persons in Grace Street Apartments.
Arriving the day of Friday 7/27/18 through the night of Saturday 7/28/18, and departing Sunday 7/29/18.
A/C HOUSING* (Per person/per night)
SINGLE OCCUPANCY $42.00
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY $30.00
Linen service available for $8.00
housing and linen subject to 5.3% state tax
MEALS tickets available for purchase, cafeteria style on campus
MON - SUN
meals subject to 7% local meals tax and 5.3% state tax
Saturday night catered meal in the Festival Allegheny Room on campus - $15.72 (tax included)
Saturday boxed lunch - $9.55 (tax included)
I am working with the coordinator of the Nature Center at the Massanutten Resort to determine suitable locations for installing bug lights. I have two Mercury Vapor bug lights and generators. Please remember to bring your UV safety eyewear while photographing at the high intensity lights. Please indicate in the comments for the coordinator section upon registration if you plan to bring and install additional bug lights. There are several trails along the ridge that originate within the resort, but the George Washington Forest is situated adjacent to the property and offers hundreds of square miles to explore. The US Forest Service has granted access for us to enter the federal land. They have requested that anyone who wishes to explore the area beyond the boundaries of the resort to carry a copy of the letter that grants us access. We have also been given permission to collect insects that are not found on the Virginia Endangered and Threatened Species (TES OAR) List. A copy of each of these documents, access rights and official TES OAR List, will be included in the welcome package upon check-in to the Grace Street Apartments. I can also e-mail a copy if requested prior to the event - that request can be made in the comments to the coordinator section or feel free to send me a personal e-mail request.
Here is a link to registration:
If you are interested in activities available at the resort such as golf, water park, or adventure park, the nature coordinator recommended that you purchase tickets early to assure availability of the resort's facility. July is the peak of the summer season at the resort. Those tickets can be purchased through the Massanutten Resort website here: https://www.massresort.com/
Link to a map of the Harrisonburg and Massanutten area. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/JMU+Convocation+Center,+University+Boulevard,+Harrisonburg,+VA/Massanutten,+VAfirstname.lastname@example.org,-78.8602603,12z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b492e922becedf:0xe7a7b62d67feeee5!2m2!1d-78.8687645!2d38.4318774!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b48b1717db1fdb:0x81b45cb6bad92b11!2m2!1d-78.7378004!2d38.4095701