Michael Ellis Curator

Joined: Jan 16, 2016 Last Active: Sep 22, 2023 iNaturalist

Environmental Horticulturist, Certified Arborist, and Associate Wildlife Biologist working for the University of Maryland, College Park. I have an educational background in Environmental Science and Wildlife Ecology. I am particularly passionate about increasing ecological value and and awareness for insects, beneficial wildlife, and native plants in our landscapes.

Co-founder of The Wildlife Society at UMD.

Current Initiatives:
Biodiversity of the University of Maryland
UMD Bee Campus coordinator
•See a dead bird on campus? Document it on iNaturalist for a Bird-Safe UMD.

iNaturalist is a remarkable place to be learning together about ecology. I look back at identifications from several years ago and see how much we've learned together over time through iNaturalist discussions and advancement of scientific knowledge. The knowledge a person can gain by being a part of this community is invaluable!

Previously Invasive Plant Management Coordinator (and botanist) for Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) in Prince George's County, MD.


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