NADS Field Meetings

Field meetings of the North American Dipterists Society are held every two years at different venues in North America. The meetings provide an opportunity for North American dipterists to collect Diptera in a group situation and to exchange ideas during oral and poster presentations. In keeping with the informal nature of the Society, the meetings are organized on a volunteer basis by a dipterist who knows of a location that has meeting facilities for about 30-40 people and easy access to interesting habitats.


2017 North American Dipterists Society Field Meeting

Lubrecht Experimental Forest, Western Montana

26-30 June 2017

The 2017 NADS Field Meeting will mark a return to the west, being held at the Lubrecht Experimental Forest east of Missoula, Montana. Based on conversations I had at the 2015 meeting it became apparent that the fauna of western Montana is poorly surveyed for many groups of Diptera; hopefully this event will serve as an opportunity to fill some of those gaps. Lubrecht is situated on the northern slope of the Garnet Range, west of the Continental Divide in the Blackfoot watershed (46.893N, 113.454W). This location provides easy access to three EPA level III Ecoregions: the Northern Rockies (Ecoregion 15), Middle Rockies (Ecoregion 17), and Canadian Rockies (Ecoregion 41). The region offers a variety of habitats to collect: several types of coniferous forest, sagebrush flats, bald southern slopes, mountains reaching over 2800m in elevation, and streams ranging from half a meter to over 100 meters across.

Andrew Fasbender
Organizer, NADS 2017 Field Meeting

For more details about this upcoming field meeting, see Fly Times 56: 33-34, April 2016.

Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek near its confluence with the South Fork of Lolo Creek, Bitterroot Mountains.


Previous NADS Field Meetings

  • 2015, June 7-11 – Living on the Edge cabin, Red River Gorge, eastern Kentucky.
    Organized by Greg Dahlem with the assistance of John Stireman and Ron DeBry.
    Report by Greg Dahlem in Fly Times 55: 46-50, October 2015.
  • 2013, May 17-20 – Mississippi Entomological Museum, Starkville, Mississippi.
    Organized by Richard Brown.
    No report in Fly Times.
  • 2011, June 7-11 – Timp Lodge of Brigham Young University near Sundance Ski area, Utah.
    Organized by Riley Nelson.
    Report by Riley Nelson in Fly Times 47: 25-32, October 2011.
  • 2009, June 1-4 – College of the Redwoods, Del Norte campus, Crescent City, California.
    Organized by Peter Kerr with the assistance of Steve Gaimari and Martin Hauser.
    Report by Peter Kerr in Fly Times 43: 25-26, October 2009.
  • 2007, August 13-16 – Western New Mexico University, Silver City, New Mexico.
    Organized by Jim O'Hara.
    Report by Jim O'Hara in Fly Times 39: 3-5, October 2007.
  • 2005, August 5-9 – Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon.
    Organized by Greg Courtney.
    Report by Greg Courtney in Fly Times 35: 2-5, October 2005.
  • 2003, May 16-20 – Hocking Hills State Park, Hocking County, Ohio.
    Organized by Greg Dahlem.
    Report by Greg Dahlem in Fly Times 31: 3-4, October 2003.
  • 2001, May 30 - June 4 – Sul Ross University, Alpine, Texas.
    Organized by Frank French.
    Report by Greg Dahlem & Frank French in Fly Times 27: 4-5, October 2001.
  • 1999, May 24-28 – Camp Broadstone, Boone, Blue Ridge Mtns., North Carolina.
    Organized by Brian Wiegmann.
    Report by Brian Wiegmann in Fly Times 23: 3-4, October 1999.
  • 1997, May 3-7 – New Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center, Rincon, Georgia.
    Organized by Dan Hagan.
    Report by Dan Hagan in Fly Times 19: 4, October 1997.
  • 1995, August 1-5 – Albergue de Montaña Sevegre, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica.
    Organized by Monty Wood and Manuel Zumbado.
    Report by Brian Brown in Fly Times 15: 8, October 1995.
  • 1993, May 14-16 – Piney Woods Conservation Area, near Lufkin, Texas.
    Organized by Darlene Judd & Brian Brown.
    Report by Darlene Judd in Fly Times 11: 2, October 1993.
  • 1991, May 31 - June 2 – Southwestern Research Station, Portal, Arizona.
    Organized by Brian Brown, David Grimaldi & Steve Marshall.
    Report by Brian Brown in Fly Times 7: 2-3, October 1991.
  • 1989, April 15-18 – Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, Florida.
    Organized by Steve Marshall, Chris Thompson & Mark Deyrup.
    Report by Fenja Brodo in Fly Times 3: 3, October 1989.

First published on the Internet on 20 June 2003
Last update: 20 September 2016
J.E. O'Hara