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 but "EVERYTHING IS TENTATIVE UNTIL CONFIRMED"
A/C HOUSING* (Per person/per night)
SINGLE OCCUPANCY $42.00
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY $30.00
*Room rates do not include linen. Kitchenettes are bare and unsupplied.
MEALS**(Per person/per day)
MON - SUN
$26.85 + 7% local meals tax
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. Are there any volunteers 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. I have petitioned the US Forest Service for special permits for us to enter the federal land, as well as a request to collect insects that are not found on the Virginia Endangered and Threatened Species List. Here is a link to the complete endangered and threatened plant and insect list https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title2/agency5/chapter320/section10/
Again, "EVERYTHING IS TENTATIVE UNTIL CONFIRMED".
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