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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Pollinator Monday at JBFP

Jun 14, 2021 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

Every Monday Year Round 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 other pollinators. Volunteers will weed, mulch,…

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Forest Preschool Camp

Jun 14, 2021 9:00AM—Jun 18, 2021 1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Let your child’s natural born curiosity bloom through outdoor summer fun along the Patuxent River at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Stomp in a creek, squish through the marsh, and experience the quiet of the woods. Rain or shine, we’ll spend our time outside engaged in hands-on, nature-themed play and activities designed to encourage independent thinking,…

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Everything Butterfly Garden 

Jun 15, 2021 7:00AM—10:00AM

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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Stream Water Chemistry

Jun 18, 2021 9:30AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

**Public participation temporarily suspended due to Covid-19. We hope to resume public participation in the summer of 2021.** Join our Stream Water Chemistry volunteer team to conduct field tests on dissolved oxygen content, and other parameters, at important streams feeding Jug Bay. Water samples are also collected for lab analysis. This is a great way…

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Field Work Fridays

Jun 18, 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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Stream Water Chemistry

Jun 19, 2021 9:30AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

**Public participation temporarily suspended due to Covid-19. We hope to resume public participation in the summer of 2021.** Join our Stream Water Chemistry volunteer team to conduct field tests on dissolved oxygen content, and other parameters, at important streams feeding Jug Bay. Water samples are also collected for lab analysis. This is a great way…

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Stream Water Chemistry

Jun 19, 2021 1:00PM—3:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

**Public participation temporarily suspended due to Covid-19. We hope to resume public participation in the summer of 2021.** Join our Stream Water Chemistry volunteer team to conduct field tests on dissolved oxygen content, and other parameters, at important streams feeding Jug Bay. Water samples are also collected for lab analysis. This is a great way…

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Mysteries of the Marsh – Mataponi Creek Kayak

Jun 19, 2021 10:00AM—3:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

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Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary – Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road, Lothian, MD 20711 Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary’s newest property, the Emory Waters Nature Preserve (formerly the Jug Bay Farm Preserve/Riggleman). We will launch kayaks from the farm pier and paddle south approximately two miles on the Patuxent River, exploring wetlands and shoreline…

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Free Mysteries of the Marsh – Father’s Day Canoe 

Jun 20, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Discover the abundant wildlife in the Patuxent River wetlands with Dad! We’ll paddle up some of the smaller branches of the river to look for beavers, birds, and flowering wetland plants.  Children must be at least 7 years old. Children under 13 must be accompanied by two paddling adults. The child will sit in the…

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Past | Archive

Free Paddle Play Day

Jun 12, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

Wootons Landing Wetland Park  4550 Sands Road Harwood, MD 20776

Field Work Fridays

Jun 11, 2021 9:00AM—12:00PM

Various Jug Bay Locations Lothian, MD 20711

FOJB General Meeting

Jun 08, 2021 7:00PM—9:00PM

Preschool Explorers! 

Jun 08, 2021 10:00AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Everything Butterfly Garden 

Jun 08, 2021 8:00AM—11:00AM

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

Pollinator Monday at JBFP

Jun 07, 2021 9:00AM—12:00PM

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