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Reptile & Amphibian Search at Marshy Point Nature Center

Come join us for a reptile & amphibian search at Marshy Point Nature Center. It's a beautiful, quiet park on the Bay with lots of room to roam and a good variety of herptiles. Joe McSharry will be our guide.

We will be searching from 10:00am until noon. Bring water, insect repellent (we must be careful about getting it on our hands if we will be handling amphibians), sunscreen, hat, lunch, camera, boots or shoes you don't mind getting dirty, and a sharp eye. You don't need to know anything - just help us find them and we will identify them. Great for kids of all ages, though we will be doing a lot of walking.

Please come join us!

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  • Charlie D.

    Information about breeding times and best times to look for particular herps can be found at our Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Resources page: Click on 'MARA Resources', then choose the 'calendar' of interest. You can also find interesting stories and other technical information in the project newsletters.

    June 29, 2013

  • Joe M.

    Thanks to all of you for coming out on Saturday. It's always fun getting outside with others who don't mind getting their shoes wet.

    Several people asked about when certain species of frogs breed. I have a chart from The Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society (a part of the NHSM) from 1973 that shows the species and when they breed in Maryland. I am going to see if I can find a place to upload a file for you. In the meantime, if you are interested in getting a copy, email me and I will send it to you.

    Thanks again for coming to Marshy Point!

    June 28, 2013

  • Amy Y.

    The following is a partial list of species we found today. Some are observations I overheard so feel free to add/modify: Painted turtle, Red eared slider, Green frog, mummichogs (?), American toad, southern leopard frog, ribbon snake, several species of dragonflies, green-fringed orchid . . .

    June 22, 2013

  • Amy Y.

    Thank you, Joe, for leading today’s trip. It was definitely a one-of-a-kind experience for my 3 year old son (an educational excuse to play in the mud!) While it might not have been the most productive herp search, it wasn't for a lack of trying! All the participants enthusiastically searched under logs and waded through a wetland in search of frogs, turtles, and snakes. Yes, there were many animals that got away…but that just reminded me how important it is to be patient when observing wildlife.

    June 22, 2013

  • Brad

    Too far for me. I hope we have another amphibian and reptile search again soon! Have fun everyone!

    June 21, 2013

  • Rena D.

    Hi, I am on the waiting list. But, really need 2 spots because it is for me and my 16 year old daughter, Mia. I didn't know how to specify 2 spots needed. Sure hope we get in, it sounds like a lot of fun and she loves searching for creatures!

    June 21, 2013

  • Margaret H.

    I like turtles, hoping to see them. Looking forward to Saturday!

    June 18, 2013

  • Stan H.

    Too far

    June 16, 2013

  • Tatyana

    Sorry, I cant join as I am paddling at Janes Island.

    June 15, 2013

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