Current & Upcoming

Waterbird Survey

Sep 21, 2023 7:30AM—9:30AM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road 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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Field Work Friday

Sep 22, 2023 9:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

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Every Friday Year Round 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 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…

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Cancelled – September Equinox Hike

Sep 23, 2023 5:00PM—7:00PM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

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Cancelled – Join Maryland Master Naturalist and longtime Jug Bay volunteer, Mike Quinlan, for an after-hours, leisurely stroll through the Sanctuary. We will welcome Fall and observe the natural changes which are taking place as we leave Summer behind. The hike will end on the Observation Deck, one of Jug Bay‚Äôs best places to enjoy…

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Mysteries of the Marsh Birding Canoe 

Sep 24, 2023 8:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Join Jug Bay canoe guided and bird fanatic, Todd Bethel,¬† to discover the abundant bird life in the wetlands of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. We will paddle the Patuxent River and some of the smaller branches to look for osprey, bald eagles, red-winged blackbirds, ducks, herons, and many other birds. See the beautiful colors of…

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Everything Butterfly Garden 

Sep 26, 2023 8:00AM—11:00AM

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

Every Tuesday morning, when weather permits Regular hours are 8-11 (April 11 – Oct 17), 7 am start in the heat of the summer 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.…

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Pollinator/Preserve Wednesday

Sep 27, 2023 9:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - 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. See Jug Bay‚Äôs newest property and learn about native perennials that support our native butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. In warm months volunteers will weed, mulch, prune, and plant to revive, maintain, and build pollinator gardens.…

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Field Work Friday

Sep 29, 2023 9:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

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Every Friday Year Round 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 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…

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Everything Butterfly Garden 

Oct 03, 2023 8:00AM—11:00AM

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

Every Tuesday morning, when weather permits Regular hours are 8-11 (April 11 – Oct 17), 7 am start in the heat of the summer 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.…

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Homeschool Hikers – Fall Series

Oct 04, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Your homeschooler is invited to join us as we explore a variety of topics related to the natural spaces of Jug Bay. Our goal is to spend ample time outdoors, delve into various topics, and have some fun learning. This Fall, our (4) programs will cover a variety of topics related to Human History along…

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Pollinator/Preserve Wednesday

Oct 04, 2023 9:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - 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. See Jug Bay‚Äôs newest property and learn about native perennials that support our native butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. In warm months volunteers will weed, mulch, prune, and plant to revive, maintain, and build pollinator gardens.…

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Past | Archive

Preschool Explorers! – Birds

Sep 20, 2023 10:00AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Pollinator/Preserve Wednesday

Sep 20, 2023 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

Everything Butterfly Garden 

Sep 19, 2023 8:00AM—11:00AM

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

Mysteries of the Marsh – Family Canoe Paddle

Sep 16, 2023 9:00AM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Magnificent Marsh Mammals

Sep 16, 2023 4:00PM—6:00PM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Stream Water Chemistry

Sep 15, 2023 8:30AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711