Annually updated from “Odonates of Maryland/D.C.; includes
all accepted records for Howard County. On the same web page is a
link to download "Selected Howard County Odonates" [Pictorial
guide to 24 common odonates. 6 pages]
Links to Dragonfly Society of the Americas (DSA), International
Odonata Research Institute (IORI), accepted names of the
dragonflies & damselflies of North America, distribution
summary of the dragonflies of North America and damselflies of
Download PDF file. The report identifies those native
Maryland plants that are among the rarest and most in need of
conservation efforts as elements of Maryland's natural diversity.
Compiled by Wildlife and Heritage Service staff as a result of
over 20 years of data gathering.
The mission of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is to
educate people about the environmental necessity, economic value,
and natural beauty of native plants. The Wildflower Center is a
botanical garden in Austin, Texas, dedicated to native plants.
The vision for the future is to preserve and restore the natural
beauty and biological richness of North America by inspiring
people to love the land.
Sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and
the Natural History Society of Maryland
The purpose of this atlas is to update historical material and
document the present distribution of amphibians and reptiles
throughout Maryland. This will form a baseline for understanding
patterns of change as well as for conservation.
On-going results for Howard County are available at HC
Download PDF file. This list includes species
considered accidental, vagrant, introduced, or extirpated.
Special thanks go to Gene Scarpulla and Susan Knowles for their
assistance and information regarding marine mammals.
To see a LARGE PICTURE of the squirrel,
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Download PDF file. Identifies those native Maryland
animals among the rarest and most in need of conservation as
elements of Maryland’s natural diversity. Compiled by
Wildlife and Heritage Service staff as a result of over 20 years
of data gathering.
Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife
migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own
field observations with classmates across North America. They
track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of
monarch butterflies, Bald Eagles, American Robins, hummingbirds,
manatees, Whooping Cranes and other birds and mammals, the
budding of plants, changing sunlight and other natural