Mysteries of the Marsh – Birding Canoe

Sep 24, 2022 4:00PM—8:00PM


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

Cost $25.00


Join Ornithologist David Blockstein, Bard College, to discover the abundant bird life in the wetlands of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. David has been birding since the 5th grade and leading birding trips since he was in graduate school at the University of Minnesota. 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 plants blooming in the wetlands and along the river’s edge.

Children must be at least 7 years old. Children under 13 must be accompanied by two paddling adults. The child will sit in the middle of the canoe with adults paddling. Trips are 4 hours long and include: general orientation, basic paddling lesson, up to 0.5 mile walk to canoes/kayaks, launching canoes, and paddling. Paddlers can expect to actively paddle for 2 to 2.5 hours.

The Patuxent River is a relatively slow-moving river, but paddlers must be able to propel the canoe or kayak through the water. Participants must be able to:
•    Independently participate in all activities while maintaining an appropriate and safe body position.
•    Manage all personal care and personal mobility independently.
•    Effectively communicate with leaders and other participants.

Bring plenty of water, lunch, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, and wear closed toe shoes that can get wet & muddy. Bring binoculars if you have them. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time. $25 per person. Current health guidelines and registration required. Go to  Activity Net #29739. For questions, call 410-222-8006 or email