BugGuide Spring 2021 Gathering Details

Spring 2021 BugGuide Gathering

The Spring 2021 BugGuide Gathering will take place April 28-May 2, 2021 at Allen Acres located near Piktkin, Louisiana. This is the same location as 2019 you can see photos from the 2019 event here.

Charles Allen has volunteered to coordinate the spring event.

Allen Acres is a Bed and Breakfast. Charles says: We hosted the National Bugguide Gathering in July of 2019 and tried to offer that group to return in the spring of 2020 but had to cancel. We rescheduled for 2021 and offered that group to return and most have so we only have available one shareable room with two beds (male) and one shareable room with two beds (female). We are also offering a large room with dorm type air mattresses at $30 per night (includes breakfast and air conditioned space). Camping is available at $30 per night (includes breakfast also). If you bring a camper, we do not have hookups but can provide electricity for a fan. To register, email native@camtel.net or call 337-328-2252.

Note: all meals are $10 per person except breakfast which is part of the B and B

The nearest town is Deridder, La about 25 miles and these are the three motels listed.

Best Western Plus DeRidder Inn & Suites
1055 N Pine St, DeRidder, LA 70634•(337) 460-2066

Quality Inn
505 E 1st St, DeRidder, LA 70634•(337) 462-0022

Americas Best Value Inn DeRidder
1715 N Pine St, DeRidder, LA 70634•(337) 460-7747

There are hotels also on Leesville, Louisiana about 30 miles away and also in Oakdale, Louisiana about 35 miles away.

The closest airport is in Alexandria, La (AEX) and is about a 50-minute drive from Allen Acres.

Schedule

This is a proposed schedule but yall are welcome to make your own schedule. We will tour nearby ecosystems and our own property. A butterfly count has been scheduled for Sat morning May 1. Note: we have 14 sheets each with a 250 watt mercury vapor light.

Wed April 28, 2021

1 pm till Check-in,
7 pm dinner (supper)
9 pm sheet checking

Thur April 29, 2021

5:30 am sheet checking
8 am breakfast
9 am Tour
12 noon lunch
1:30 pm botanical tour of Allen Acres
7 pm dinner (supper)
9 pm sheet checking

Friday April 30, 2021

5:30 am sheet checking
8 am breakfast
9 am Tour
12 noon lunch
1:30 pm botanical tour of Allen Acres
7 pm dinner (supper)
9 pm sheet checking

Saturday May 1, 2021

5:30 am sheet checking
8 am breakfasts
9 am butterfly count led by Craig Marks
12 noon lunch
7 pm dinner (supper)
9 pm sheet checking

Sunday May 2, 2021

5:30 am sheet checking
8 am breakfast
Depart or more tours of Allen Acres

Registration

To register or for more info; email native@camtel.net or call 337-328-2252