Public Programs

Current & Upcoming

Walkin’ Off That Turkey Hike

Nov 27, 2020 9:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Join Jug Bay volunteer and Maryland Master Naturalist, Mike Quinlan, for a walking alternative to the Post Turkey Trot 5K Run on Nov 28th. We’ll look for signs of the season like seed heads, cool weather plants, and scat, tracks, and mammals. Free with $6 per vehicle admission. Ages 10 and up welcome. Registration required.   

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Cancelled – 2020 Jug Bay Post Turkey 5K Trail Run

Nov 28, 2020 8:30AM

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

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Cancelled – Join Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary’s Superintendent Patricia Delgado for a fun 5K run along our beautiful, scenic trails of the Jug Bay Glendening Nature Preserve. The first group of 10 runners will meet at 8:30 am and the second group of 10 will meet 10:00 am; both groups will report at the Glendening Preserve,…

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Cancelled – Holiday Wreath Workshop 9-11:30 am

Dec 05, 2020 9:00AM—11:30AM

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

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Cancelled due to COVID. Join Friends of Jug Bay Member, Anne Muecke, and Jug Bay staff to create a beautiful holiday wreath. We will supply everything you need to make your own wreath for the holidays using greens from local areas and Jug Bay. Whether you are a novice or an expert, we will help…

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Cancelled – Holiday Wreath Workshop 1-3:30 pm

Dec 05, 2020 1:00PM—3:30PM

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

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Cancelled due to COVID. Join Friends of Jug Bay Member, Anne Muecke, and Jug Bay staff to create a beautiful holiday wreath. We will supply everything you need to make your own wreath for the holidays using greens from local areas and Jug Bay. Whether you are a novice or an expert, we will help…

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Bird Walk – NEW START TIME

Dec 05, 2020 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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NEW START TIME – Join avid birders and Jug Bay volunteers, Brad Mann & Gwen Brewer, to learn skills for identifying birds by sight and sound on a guided hike. Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring a spotting scope and binoculars if you have them. Registration required. Ages 12 and older.…

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Magnificent Marsh Mammals 

Dec 06, 2020 3:00PM—5:00PM

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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Preschool Explorers! 

Dec 10, 2020 10:00AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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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. Fee: $6 per child, payable the…

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Solstice Hike

Dec 20, 2020 3:00PM—4:30PM

Jug Bay’s Glendening Preserve 5207 Plummer Lane Lothian, MD 20711

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Join Master Naturalist and Jug Bay Volunteer, Mike Quinlan, to welcome winter on this shortest day of the year. Enjoy a brisk hike to look for anything green which survives the cold.  We’ll enjoy hot chocolate and donuts in the Plummer House at the end of the hike. Maximum 10 participants. Please bring your COVID mask.…

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First Day Hike, 3rd Annual

Jan 01, 2021 9:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

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First Day Hikes are free, guided hikes offered each year on New Year’s Day. The program started in Massachusetts in 1992 and has since gone nationwide. The hikes are intended to promote an alternate way of celebrating the New Year by going outside, getting exercise, and enjoying local nature and history. This year join our…

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Bird Walk

Jan 02, 2021 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Join an avid birder and Jug Bay volunteer, Gwen Brewer, to learn skills for identifying birds by sight and sound on a guided hike. Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring a spotting scope and binoculars if you have them. Registration required. Ages 12 and older. Free with $6 per vehicle park…

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Past | Archive

Forest Bathing  

Nov 21, 2020 10:00AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Preschool Explorers! 

Nov 12, 2020 10:00AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Nature Escape

Nov 11, 2020 1:00PM—3:00PM

Magnificent Marsh Mammals 

Nov 07, 2020 4:00PM—6:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary  1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Bird Walk – New Start Time

Nov 07, 2020 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Nature Escape

Nov 04, 2020 1:00PM—3:00PM