The Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas (MARA) is a joint project of the Natural History Society of Maryland and Maryland's Department of Natural Resources. The goal of the project is to map the location of all of the roughly 95 species and subspecies of herps found in Maryland between 2010 and 2015. To do this, the state has been divided into grids. Volunteers survey a selected grid and report herp sightings. The resulting document will provide baseline data for future efforts in research and conservation.
Check out these herps found in Jug Bay!
See a snake on the side of the road or a turtle in your backyard? Take a picture and jot down the location. Accidental sightings of herps are valuable too! Send your sighting to your County Coordinator.