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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Field Work Fridays

May 07, 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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Spring Wildflower Hike

May 08, 2021 10:00AM—11:30AM

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Spring time is upon us! Come join Katy and Tessa, two of Jug Bays Lead Volunteers and plant enthusiasts, as we trek through the Jug Bay Sanctuary Proper in search of Spring Beauties, Pink Lady Slipper Orchids, Ephemeral Wildflowers, and many other floral wonders!  This event has limited availability and fills up fast so please…

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Spring Wildflower Hike

May 08, 2021 1:00PM—2:30PM

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Spring time is upon us! Come join Katy and Tessa, two of Jug Bays Lead Volunteers and plant enthusiasts, as we trek through the Jug Bay Sanctuary Proper in search of Spring Beauties, Pink Lady Slipper Orchids, Ephemeral Wildflowers, and many other floral wonders!  This event has limited availability and fills up fast so please…

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Jug Bay Canoe Guide Training 

May 08, 2021 10:00AM—6:00PM

Jug Bay Canoe Guide Trainin 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Paddling enthusiasts wanted! Do you love to get out on the water? Here is your chance to share your love with others by assisting to lead canoe and kayak trips on the Patuxent River. New and returning canoe and kayak volunteers are required to attend our canoe training before leading trips. Dress accordingly to enter…

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FOJB General Meeting

May 11, 2021 7:00PM—9:00PM

The Friends of Jug Bay (FOJB), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization governed by an all-volunteer board, supports the research, education, and stewardship missions of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary through grants, fundraising, donations, and memberships. Curious about how a nonprofit board operates? Interested in a professional or personal development opportunity? Come see what FOJB is about…

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Preschool Explorers! 

May 11, 2021 10:00AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Bring the little ones to explore nature! Learn about a nature topic and then head out to experience the Sanctuary. We look, feel, listen, and discover at preschooler speed. Dress for the weather – we will always try to go outside! Parents play along with their children. Ages: 3-5. Fee: $6 per child, payable day…

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Everything Butterfly Garden 

May 11, 2021 8:00AM—11:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Glendening Nature Preserve  5702 Plummer Lane Lothian, MD 20711

Every Tuesday morning in April beginning April 13, 2021, 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…

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Nature Escape – Jug Bay

May 12, 2021 1:00PM—3:00PM

Turn off you computers and escape to the parks every week this spring!   Park Rangers from across our county have come together to create Nature Escape, a weekly screen-free outdoor learning and free play experience that aims to provide a safe, creative, immersive, and energetic outlet during these unprecedented times. Nature Escape will be…

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Pollinator Monday at JBFP

May 12, 2021 9:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Jug Bay Farm Preserve  6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

Temporarily on Wednesdays March 22 through May 26, 2021 Join staff amd volunteers on Mondays 9 am – 12 noon at the Jug Bay Farm Preserve (JBFP) to work in our pollinator gardens. To beat the heat we will meet 8-11 am June 21-Sept 15. Learn about native perennials that support our native butterflies, bees, and…

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Past | Archive

Nature Escape – Jug Bay

May 05, 2021 1:00PM—3:00PM

Pollinator Monday at JBFP

May 05, 2021 9:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Jug Bay Farm Preserve  6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

CANCELLED mARTsh

May 05, 2021 8:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Everything Butterfly Garden 

May 04, 2021 8:00AM—11:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Glendening Nature Preserve  5702 Plummer Lane Lothian, MD 20711

Bird Walk

May 01, 2021 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Field Work Fridays

Apr 30, 2021 9:00AM—12:00PM

Various Jug Bay Locations Lothian, MD 20711