Speaker: Sue Muller, Howard County Coordinator for MARA
Description: A 5-year reptile/amphibian survey (state wide) began in 2010 and will end on December 31st. Sue will discuss the goals of the project and show us how the distributions of these animals are being mapped across the state. She will also show us the more than 20 non-native species that have been found. Most important, though, will be to show us how easy it is to get involved documenting these animals and how MNPS members can help with the study. Identification of similar species will be discussed if time permits.
The program is open to the public.
Registration is not required.
Location: Silver Spring Civic Center
1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
(GPS device address: 8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910) It's at the intersection of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street.
From the Capital Beltway (I-495):
From East-West Highway:
Metro: Take the red line to Silver Spring. Exit to Colesville Road. Go up the hill (north on Colesville). Cross Georgia Ave. The next street is Fenton. Go right on Fenton to Ellsworth, one block down. Go left onto Ellsworth. The building is on your right. Total walk is about ½ mile
Parking is free if you leave after 8pm but you will still need to take a ticket from the machine when you first arrive. After the MNPS program, when you leave the garage, the gates will be open and you can exit without having to either present a ticket or make a payment.
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