The Maryland Native Plant Society

The Maryland Native Plant Society

Board Meetings

Board meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of the month

Anyone interested in supporting the mission of MNPS are welcome to attend. Please verify the schedule and location by contacting

Upcoming events

    • 06/25/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hybrid Meeting: Ellicott City or Zoom

    HYBRID Program: Attend in person in Ellicott City or via Zoom
    including a brief MNPS Annual Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

    Speaker: Jenan El-Hifnawi

    Ask A Bumble Bee! Exploring Bumble Bee Floral Preference

    This session explores the “Ask A Bumble Bee” program; a citizen science initiative dedicated to understanding bumble bee floral preference. In addition to learning how to participate in the program, attendees will hear some of our latest research findings; ultimately walking away with practical information for creating and observing bee-friendly gardens!

    Jenan is a Maryland native and local ecology enthusiast! After graduating from UMD with a bachelor’s in biology, she was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to fund her Masters degree at UMD. She now is working towards this degree, exploring the impacts of the ice age on the evolution of various South American bee species. She also is the coordinator of the program we will discuss today,  "Ask A Bumble Bee."

    Lear more about Ask a Bumblebee:

    In Person Library Room open at 6:30PM
    Zoom opens at 7:00PM for the MNPS Annual Meeting. Presentation begins at 7:15PM and generally run until 8:30 PM. 

    HYBRID Meeting Location:
    Miller Branch of the Howard County Library
    9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042
    Not an official Howard County Library System event

    The program is free and open to the public.


    We can accommodate the first 300 people who enter the Zoom meeting at the meeting time.

    After you register, you will receive a registration confirmation email with both the in person meeting address and link to the Zoom meeting. Registering does not guarantee a space in the meeting. 

    This will be recorded and available on our Webinars page.

    If you enjoy MNPS programs please consider clicking here to make a donation. And don't forget to renew your membership!

    Note that if you donate through the event registration, and subsequently cancel, the donation will temporarily appear as a credit.  It will take time for the donation to be reinstituted to your account.  Donations and membership dues are non-refundable.

MNPS 2023 Annual Meeting

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