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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Everything Butterfly Garden 

Aug 03, 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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Pollinator Wednesday at EWNP

Aug 04, 2021 8:00AM—11:00AM

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

Every Wednesday Year Round Join staff and volunteers on Wednesday days 9 am – 12 noon at the Emory Waters Nature Preserve to work in our pollinator gardens. To beat the heat we will meet 8-11 am June 16 – Sept 15. Learn about native perennials that support our native butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.…

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CANCELED Nature Photography for Beginners

Aug 04, 2021 9:00AM—11:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Wednesdays in August (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th) – 10 participants Join JBWS artist and MD Master Naturalist Allison Burnett for a beginner’s photography lesson followed by a hike to try out our skills. We will be learning about a new aspect of our camera settings every week: aperture, shutter speed, ISO, as well as tips…

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FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Aug 06, 2021 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 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…

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Field Work Fridays

Aug 06, 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 – Sunrise Lyon’s Creek Kayak

Aug 07, 2021 5:00AM—9:00AM

Mysteries of the Marsh - Sunrise Lyon's Creek Kaya 6032 Pindell Road, Lothian, MD 20711

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Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary’s newest property, the Emory Waters Nature Preserve (formerly named the Jug Bay Farm Preserve). We will launch kayaks from the farm pier and paddle south along the Patuxent River and up Lyon’s Creek. We will explore wetlands and shoreline as we go, looking for beaver, otter, birds, and flowering wetland plants. …

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Bird Walk

Aug 07, 2021 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Join an avid Jug Bay birder to learn skills for identifying birds by sight and sound. Novice and experienced birders are welcome on this 2-3 mile walk to explore the forests and wetlands in search of the 250+ species of birds that call Jug Bay home, or migrate through. Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for…

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Free Patuxent River Clean Up By Canoe

Aug 08, 2021 9:00AM—1:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Have fun on the water and help clean up the Patuxent River. We will paddle the Patuxent and Western Branch picking up trash along the way.  Trips are 4 hours long and include: general orientation, basic paddling lesson, up to 0.5 mile walk to canoes, launching canoes, and paddling. Paddlers can expect to actively paddle…

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Everything Butterfly Garden 

Aug 10, 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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Past | Archive

Mysteries of the Marsh Canoe

Jul 31, 2021 9:00AM—1:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

FREE Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Jul 30, 2021 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Field Work Fridays

Jul 30, 2021 9:00AM—12:00PM

Various Jug Bay Locations Lothian, MD 20711

Pollinator Wednesday at EWNP

Jul 28, 2021 8:00AM—11:00AM

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

Everything Butterfly Garden 

Jul 27, 2021 7:00AM—10:00AM

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

Camp-River Adventure – II

Jul 26, 2021 9:00AM—Jul 30, 2021 3:00PM