Friends of Jug Bay Soup and Science

Mar 12, 2023 12:00PM—3:00PM


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

Cost Free to FOJB members, $6 park entrance non-members


Mark your calendar to join us for our March 2023 Soup and Science program. From noon to 1pm, enjoy soup, fresh bread, dessert and catch-up with friends and colleagues.

At 1pm Jonas Lai, a biologist specializing in the study of birds, will be talking about the microbiome* of prairie grouse and the impact of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides on the microbiome. He has worked at the Yale Peabody Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of Natural History, and the Eastern Ecological Research Center (formerly Patuxent Research Refuge). 

Space is limited for this event, please register by clicking HERE. Free to FOJB members, $6 park admission for non-members.

*The microbial community in the digestive system (gut microbiome) of living things is crucial for maintaining an organism’s health. The gut microbiome plays a role in food digestion, protection from pathogens and environmental toxins; detoxification; host immune system function; vitamin and hormone production; and regulation of brain function, behavior, and reproduction.