June Members program:
Herpetology Atlas – What’s That?!
Without giving it all away, it has to do with reptiles and amphibians, fascinating critters that live all around us.
How many reptiles does Maryland have and where do we find them? How many species of amphibians are there in our state?
Well, one of Patuxent’s own volunteers, Sue Muller can enlighten us. She happens to also be the Howard County Coordinator of the Maryland project known as the Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas, or MARA. Just briefly, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is working jointly with the Maryland Natural History Society to find out these interesting facts. They have begun a 5-year effort to document the distribution of all species of reptiles and amphibians in Maryland, and Sue Muller can give us some first hand information.
Please join Friends of Patuxent for an intriguing presentation by Sue Muller on the Herpetology Atlas.
DATE: Saturday, June 15, 2013
TIME: 10 AM to 12:30 PM
PLACE: National Wildlife Visitor Center, Patuxent Research Refuge
NOTE: Dress for the weather, since we’ll be going out for a herp search following Sue’s talk, and we’ll go rain or shine.