Current & Upcoming

Magnificent Marsh Mammals 

Feb 20, 2021 4:00PM—Feb 20, 2021 6:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary  1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Early evening is a good time to look for beavers and otters! Join Chuck Hatcher, Jug Bay’s resident expert on otters, for a 1-2 mile walk through the woods to our Beaver Pond. There you will look and listen for signs of activity while Chuck shares interesting facts about these amazing creatures. Bring a flashlight.…

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FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Sep 24, 2021 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the Marsh Boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found here at the Sanctuary! A brief history of the Sanctuary will be included. Tour is approximately 45 minutes in length and is free with the $6 vehicle entrance fee to the…

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Field Work Fridays

Sep 24, 2021 9:00AM—12:00PM

Various Jug Bay Locations Lothian, MD 20711

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Every Friday Year Round Various locations Kick off the weekend with the great feeling that comes with doing good and important work! Join our Field Work Fridays at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Every Friday rain or shine, volunteers join staff naturalists to tackle a stewardship project in need of support. Projects include invasive plant removals,…

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Mysteries of the Marsh

Sep 25, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

    Discover the abundant wildlife and plants at the wetlands of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. We will paddle the Patuxent River and some of the smaller branches to look for beavers, muskrats, osprey, bald eagles, red winged black birds, ducks, and many other animals. See the beautiful colors of plants blooming in the wetlands…

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Equinox Hike

Sep 25, 2021 5:00PM—7:00PM

Jug Bay W etlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Join Master Naturalist, Mike Quilan, to welcome the arrival of fall and celebrate the changing seasons on this rare opportunity to visit the Sanctuary after hours. We will look for the amazing plants and animals that call the Sanctuary home. The hike will end at the Observation Deck, a great vantage point to observe the…

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Everything Butterfly Garden 

Sep 28, 2021 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay's - Glendening Nature Preserve  5702 Plummer Lane Lothian, MD 20711

Every Tuesday morning beginning April 13 through September, when weather permits  Regular hours are 8-11 am April- Sept; 7-10 am in the summer heat. Join fellow gardeners, butterfly watchers, and native plant enthusiasts in our butterfly garden maintenance group. Volunteers weed, water, prune, socialize, and otherwise maintain the Butterfly Garden near the Glendening Preserve’s Plummer House. Benefits:…

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Homeschool Hikers

Sep 29, 2021 1:00PM—3:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd, Lothian, MD 20711

Bring the kids to Jug Bay to get outside and experience nature. We will learn about a variety of nature topics and then head outside to hike and explore. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. Ages 6 to 10. Fee: $6 per child. This is a drop-off program. No refunds. Register the child or…

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Pollinator Wednesday 

Sep 29, 2021 9:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay's - Emory Waters Nature Preserve  6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

Join Jug Bay staff and volunteers on Wednesdays 9 am – 12 noon at the Emory Waters Nature Preserve to work in our pollinator gardens. See Jug Bay’s newest property and learn about native perennials that support our native butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Volunteers will weed, mulch, prune, and plant to revive, maintain, and build…

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Waterbird Survey

Sep 30, 2021 7:30AM—9:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary  1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Join a periodic survey of waterbirds on freshwater, tidal, marshes at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. The ornithological knowledge and collaborative attitude of our volunteer team creates a phenomenal learning experience. All of this in the beautiful early morning light of the Jug Bay Wetlands, on the Patuxent River. Ages: 12 and older; 12 to 14…

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FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Oct 01, 2021 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the Marsh Boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found here at the Sanctuary! A brief history of the Sanctuary will be included. Tour is approximately 45 minutes in length and is free with the $6 vehicle entrance fee to the…

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Past | Archive

Pollinator Wednesday 

Sep 22, 2021 9:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay's - Emory Waters Nature Preserve  6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

Everything Butterfly Garden 

Sep 21, 2021 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay's - Glendening Nature Preserve  5702 Plummer Lane Lothian, MD 20711

Free Patuxent River Clean Up by Canoe

Sep 19, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Stream Water Chemistry

Sep 18, 2021 9:30AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Stream Water Chemistry

Sep 18, 2021 1:00PM—3:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Mysteries of the Marsh – Harvest Moon Canoe

Sep 18, 2021 5:00PM—9:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711