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FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Feb 22, 2020 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Lothian, MD 20711

Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the wetland boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found here at the Sanctuary! Tour is approximately 45 minutes in length and $6 vehicle entrance fee to the park is required. There is no participant limit and no registration is required.…

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Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Feb 22, 2020 10:00AM—2:00PM

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Considered by many to be a “sacred magical art”, the creation of a talisman with specific intentions written into the life-giving egg, the Pysanky is an ancient means to celebrate the cycles and events in nature and in life. Created using motifs rooted in nature and the cycles of life, designs are made with simple…

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Volunteer Naturalist Open House

Feb 27, 2020 10:00AM—12:00PM

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We are seeking new Volunteer Naturalists to help with spring field trips to lead small groups of students through the wetland, woods, and streams of Jug Bay! Join our Open House to learn all about our Classrooms in the Field program and experience aspects of a typical field trip. Those who wish to join the team will…

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Field Work Fridays: Uprooting Pampas Grass

Feb 28, 2020 9:00AM—11:00AM

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Sanctuary staff have identified nearly 40 pampas grass clumps in our Glendening Nature Preserve meadows. Pampas grass is a ornamental, nonnative, and mildly invasive plant species. We make every effort to avoid herbicide use in our parks so volunteers are needed to join staff to walk through our overgrown meadow to cut the clumps down…

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FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Feb 29, 2020 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Lothian, MD 20711

Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the wetland boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found here at the Sanctuary! Tour is approximately 45 minutes in length and $6 vehicle entrance fee to the park is required. There is no participant limit and no registration is required.…

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Vernal Pool Monitoring

Feb 29, 2020 10:00AM—4:00PM

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

Click here to register! Join our volunteer team to survey our eleven vernal pools throughout the 2019-2020 season each Monday or Saturday weekly beginning Dec 2 and ending May 30. Volunteers receive full training on water quality monitoring and sampling for animal life. Volunteers are expected to commit to visiting our pools a minimum once…

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Friends of Jug Bay Costa Rica Excursion!

Mar 01, 2020—Mar 06, 2020

Please note this trip is full for 2020. The Friends of Jug Bay will revisit our Costa Rica partners at Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica from March 1 to March 6, 2020. Proceeds from this trip will cover most if not all of the costs for Palo Verde staff to visit Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Fall 2020. This…

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Butterfly Garden Work Day

Mar 03, 2020 9:00AM—11:00AM

Join fellow gardeners, butterfly watchers, and native plant enthusiasts in our butterfly gardening group! Volunteers weed, water, prune, and otherwise maintain the Butterfly Garden at the Glendening Preserve’s Plummer House. Volunteers learn all about which plants support our native pollinators and how to take care of a vibrant and healthy garden. Occasionally volunteers are welcome to…

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Waterbird Survey

Mar 05, 2020 7:30AM—9:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Sanctuary Proper
1361 Wrighton Road
Lothian, MD 20711

Join a periodic survey of waterbirds on a freshwater, tidal, marsh 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. Free (entrance…

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Preschool Explorers!

Mar 05, 2020 10:00AM—11:30AM

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 Click here to register!

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Past | Archive

Waterbird Survey

Feb 20, 2020 7:30AM—9:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Sanctuary Proper
1361 Wrighton Road
Lothian, MD 20711

Vernal Pool Monitoring

Feb 17, 2020 10:00AM—4:00PM

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

FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Feb 15, 2020 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Lothian, MD 20711