SouthEast Regional DSA Meeting

Mike Turner –   Jerrell J. Daigle -


The 2018 SE DSA Regional Meeting will be held in Sanford, North Carolina and it will hosted by Mike Turner (  Sanford is just southwest of Raleigh off US Hwy. 1.  The dates are from May 11-13 (Friday-Sunday), but folks may be arriving earlier Thursday night and staying until Monday or Tuesday.


Our base motel in Sanford is the Holiday Inn Express with its hot breakfast bar.  We have reserved 15 rooms, 5 with a king bed and 10 with 2 double beds for the dates of May 10-14.  To reserve a room, call 919/776-6600 and ask for Angie.  Please mention SEDSA to get the group rates of $89.00 plus tax.  Nearby motels include Hampton Inn (919/775-2000) and Baymont Inn (919/708-7400).  Cheaper motels further away are Days Inn (919/213-7235) and Economy Inn (919/774-6411).  Nearby restaurants include Sagebrush Steakhouse, Brass Kettle Family Restaurant, and several Mexican restaurants, one of which we plan to have our dinner either Friday or Saturday night.  Also, Piggly Wiggly and Walmart are nearby if one needs to get supplies.


Collecting sites include the Sandhills Game Lands, McKinney Lake Fish Hatchery, Lumber River SP, Raven Rock SP, and Deep River which is a site for our target species, Gomphus septima.  Weymouth Woods - Sandhills Nature Preserve is good for rare hairstreak butterflies like King's and Edward's.  These areas contain acres of streams, swamps, rivers, ponds, and creeks.  For more information on birds, butterflies, and dragonfly species found around Sanford, please contact us by email.  Let us know if you have any questions.  You do not need to be a member of DSA to attend.  Hope to see you there!