The Seventeenth field meeting of the North American Dipterists Society will be held June 13-17, 2022 in southern New Jersey, in the heart of the New Jersey Pinelands, also known as the Pine Barrens. Located on the Outer Coastal Plain, it is an area of pine and oak dominated forest, sandy soils and naturally acidic bogs, marshes and rivers. The forest is maintained through fires (wild and prescribed) and the area includes natural open barrens. There is an impressive diversity of insect groups associated with arid habitats. The wetlands offer a rich diversity of aquatic and semi-aquatic Diptera groups. The Atlantic Coastal Plain, in which the New Jersey Pinelands encompasses the most northern extent, was recently designated a global Biodiversity Hotspot due to its high diversity of endemic plants and animals, and the conservation threats to this biota. Elevation is close to sea level.
The host venue will be the Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education in Waretown, New Jersey on Barnegat Bay. Lighthouse Center offers lodging with 48 rooms total, set up with every 2 rooms (each with 2 beds) sharing a bathroom (toilet, sink and shower). We have use of a large commercial and a smaller kitchen, a large dining area, conference room for presentations, and two areas we can use for specimen prep and study, including one with a wet lab. We will have multiple areas to explore in the nearby Pine Barrens, just a short distance from the Lighthouse Center. It is also close to airports and major highways, and only 1-3 hours drive from major cities of Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City.
See Fly Times 67 for further details.
Although you do not need to be a member to attend the Society's meetings, we encourage you to join as a member, or to consider providing support. Our society relies completely on memberships and donations, so every member and every supporter is important!
2021, postponed to 2022 due to Covid-19 global pandemic
Fourteenth: 2015, 7–11 June — Living on the Edge cabin, Red River Gorge, Kentucky
Organized by Greg Dahlem, with assistance from John Stireman & Ron DeBry
Report in Fly Times 55: 46-50
Eleventh: 2009, 1–4 June — College of the Redwoods, Crescent City, California
Organized by Peter Kerr, with assistance from Steve Gaimari & Martin Hauser
Report in Fly Times 43: 25-26
Second: 1991, 31 May–2 June — Southwestern Research Station, Portal, Arizona
Organized by Brian Brown, David Grimaldi & Steve Marshall
Report in Fly Times 7: 2-3
First: 1989, Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, Florida
Organized by Steve Marshall, Chris Thompson & Mark Deyrup
Report in Fly Times 3: 3