FALL MEETING OF THE SOUTHERN LEPIDOPTERISTS’ SOCIETY AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR TROPICAL LEPIDOPTERA, 28-30, September 2012
The Annual Meeting is scheduled for 28-30 September, 2012 in the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity Conference Room, at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida. The McGuire Center is located adjacent to the Powell Hall on the University campus and can be accessed directly off 34th St. and Hull Road.
Friday, September 28, 2012 Registration, 1-5 p.m. Lobby, Powell Hall, Florida Museum of Natural History, Cultural Plaza, University of Florida
Field Trips Friday September 28
Field trips: Participants must sign a release prior to going on trips. Download and sign the appropriate field trip forms before arriving.
Paynes Prairie Field Trip Registration and Map
Cedar Key & Gulf Hammock Field Trip Registration and Map
8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Day field trip. With the increase in rain here this year, there are a lot of butterflies in flight and a number of nectar sources available in the Cedar Key and Gulf Hammock area. Participants must park in parking lot across the street at shopping center and meet at Doyle Conner Building parking lot (1911 SW 34st., Gainesville). Group will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. Contact trip leader Marc Minno (email@example.com) and Lary Reeves (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional details. A variety of habitats including flatwoods, maritime hammocks, swamps, and salt marshes are available to explore. Please be prepared to carpool or provide your own transportation, food, beverages, special equipment, and insect repellant as needed.
Night Collecting. Charlie Covell along with Jeff Slotten and Lary Reeves will be leading the evening moth trip. Charlie has made arrangements with the rangers at Paynes Prairie. Members attending should be prepared to pick up something fairly quick to eat (neither dinner nor drinks will be provided) and drive out to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park located 10 miles south of Gainesville, in Micanopy, on the east side of US 441. Please contact Charlie for further updates and instructions (352- 273-2023; CP 352-336-0127; email@example.com or Lary Reeves 352-514-2794) and meet at the park about 6 p.m. Please bring along your own special equipment and insect repellent as needed.
Directions to Paynes Prairie - Coming from the north on I-75: Take exit 374, the Micanopy exit, and turn left at the end of the exit ramp. You will then be traveling east on CR 234. Stay on this road 1.4 miles until it intersects with US 441. Turn left onto 441 and go 0.6 miles to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (on the right). Camping facilities which includes water and electricity are available at $18/night.
Dinner Program: Tricks of the Trade, Jacqueline Y. Miller, moderator. When it comes to studying moths and butterflies, there is always something new to learn. The same thing is true when we go into the field or observe Lepidoptera. We all have those special things that we do or take into the field whether it is a special bait mixture, method for dispatching specimens, field forms (habitats, flowers in bloom), light set ups, methods for recording behavioral observations other than digital film clips, etc.). If you have something to contribute, please contact and/or send images in advance to Jacqueline Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that these can be organized and added to a PowerPoint presentation. Each contributor will have an opportunity to discuss or demonstrate techniques as part of collaborative discussion/powerpoint presentation following dinner.
Door Prizes: Please contact Charlie Covell (email@example.com) and let him know as soon as possible if you will be bringing a door prize.
Speaker ListSaturday, September 29th
8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration and reception , McGuire Center Conference Room. Bring along specimens for display and discussion.
9:00 – 12:00: Morning Session
12:00: group photo
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.Lunch: McGuire Center
1:30-4:30 p.m.: Afternoon session
4:30-5:00 pm SLS Business Meeting
6:00 p.m. Dinner Buffet – Program ($17.00) in the Powell Hall Galleria
Sunday, September 30th ,
8:00-9:00 Registration and reception , McGuire Center Conference Room. Bring along specimens for display and discussion.
9:00-12:00: Morning Session
12:00-12:30 p. m., Business meeting ATL, Executive Director, Dr. J. D. Turner
Registration and Contact Information : $20/individual; $35/ couple; $10/ students.
Please send information and checks to either:
Dr. Jacqueline Y. Miller or Dr. Nancy Turner, Program Co-Chairs, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, P. O. Box 112710, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710. (Phone 352 273 2016) (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Nancy Turner: email@example.com).
Directions to the Florida Museum of Natural History:
From Interstate 75: Take exit 384 and travel 1 mile east on State Road 24 (Archer Road). Turn north (left) on State Road 121 (SW 34th Street). Travel 3/4 mile to the third traffic signal. Turn east (right) on Hull Road. The entrance to the University of Florida Cultural Plaza is on the south (right) side of Hull Road. On the weekend, no parking decals are needed in the large museum parking lot here.
From U.S. 441: Travel 2 miles west on State Road 24 (Archer Road). Turn north (right) on State Road 121 (SW 34th Street). Travel 3/4 mile to the third traffic signal. Turn east (right) on Hull Road. The entrance to the University of Florida Cultural Plaza is on the south (right) side of Hull Road.
From Jacksonville: Take I-10 west to US 301 South (exit 343 to) towards Starke staying on 301 to Waldo - 37.6 miles. From Waldo veer right (Gainesville sign the junction of SR 222/NE 39th Avenue. Turn west (right) onto SR 222/NE 39th Avenue) and drive 10 miles southwest on SR 24 (becomes Waldo Road in Gainesville). Cross over Main Street and then US 441/NW 13th Street. Continue to NW 34th Street. Turn south (left) and travel 3.5 miles to the traffic signal at Hull Road. Turn east (left) onto Hull Road. The entrance to the University of Florida Cultural Plaza is on the south (right) side of Hull Road.
Parking: Parking is available in the garage and commuter lots after 4:30 pm on Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Reserved parking for Museum visitors - excluding University holidays - is $3 per day (cash only), 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The reserved parking area is immediately east and north of the Harn Museum of Art in the UF Cultural Plaza. Please see attendant in gated booth.
Accommodations: Gainesville has a wide variety of hotel and motel rooms available, but we would strongly suggest that you contact the hotel/motel directly as the prices vary on the various listserves as opposed to checking rates here in Gainesville. A block of 10 rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Hotel Convention Center (352 371 3600) and will be available at the rate $129 (single or double). Others with similar and lower rates and located not far from the McGuire Center with prices and phone number include:
Paramount Plaza, 2900 SW 13th St., Gainesville ($66-72; (352 377 4000)
Super 8, 4202 Sw 40th Blvd, Gainesville ($50; 352 378 3888)
Comfort Inn West, 4000 SW 40th Blvd., Gainesville ( $63-72; 352 264 1771),
Hilton Garden Inn, 33rd Pl. Gainesville ($101; 352) 338 1466)
Motel 6, 4000 SW 40th Blvd., Gainesville ($40-45; 352 373 1604)
Red Roof Inn, 3500 Southwest 42nd St | Gainesville ($68; 352 336 3311)
Bambi Motel, 2119 Southwest 13th Street Gainesville ($45; 352 376 2622)
Research Collections: Those members, who wish to work in the McGuire Center research collections prior or following the meetings, should contact the collections managers, Andrew Warren (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Andrei Sourakov (email@example.com) in advance of the meetings.