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FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Jun 03, 2022 1:00PM—1:30PM

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

Every Friday Year Round  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 45 minutes in length and is free with the $6 per vehicle entrance fee. No registration required. Meet outside the Jug…

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Bird Walk

Jun 04, 2022 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road 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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Jug Bay Paddle-A-Thon

Jun 04, 2022 6:00AM—6:00PM

Put your paddling skills to the test this summer by joining Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary and Patuxent River Park for a paddle on the Patuxent River, Maryland’s longest and most beautiful river. The Patuxent River Paddle-A-Thon provides two paddle opportunities: 4.2 and 11 mile paddles. Paddlers are encouraged to bring their own gear, however, there…

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11 Mile Paddle

Jun 04, 2022 6:00AM—6:00PM

Jug Bay’s Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

11 mile paddle Start and equipment drop off – Queen Anne Canoe Launch (QACL), 18405 Queen Anne Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 For experienced paddlers. This paddle begins at QACL, a beautiful area on the river where the river is fairly narrow, tree lined, and protected. This public car-top boat launch has a small floating…

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4.2 mile  paddle 

Jun 04, 2022 9:00AM—6:00PM

Jug Bay’s Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

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For newer paddlers. This paddle begins and ends at EWNP. This non-public boat launch has a small floating pier and a small ramp and is #41 on the Patuxent River Water Trail. This means it is approximately 41 miles from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. This section of the river is wider and can…

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Everything Butterfly Garden 

Jun 07, 2022 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 12 – Sept 27), 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…

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Pollinator Wednesday 

Jun 08, 2022 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

Every Wednesday Year Round  Join Jug Bay staff and volunteers on Wednesdays 9 am – 12 noon at the Emory Waters Nature Preserve. To beat the summer heat we will meet 8-11 am June 22-Sept 14, 2022. See Jug Bay’s newest property and learn about native perennials that support our native butterflies, bees, and other…

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Waterbird Survey

Jun 09, 2022 7:30AM—9:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Every other Thursday  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;…

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Talking Invasives, Part I: Plants

Jun 10, 2022 3:00PM—5:00PM

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

Want to learn about invasive plant species and how to identify them? Join us for an instructional presentation and field session that will provide information about the introduction, impacts, control, and uses of different invasive plant species. We will discuss identification pointers while hiking through the forest. Ages 12 and up. Fee: $10 per person.…

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Field Work Fridays

Jun 10, 2022 9:00AM—12:00PM

Various Jug Bay Parks locations Lothian, MD

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Every Friday Year Round  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, trash clean-ups,…

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