Public Programs

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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Spring Wildflower Hike

May 08, 2021 10:00AM—11:30AM

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Spring time is upon us! Come join Katy and Tessa, two of Jug Bays Lead Volunteers and plant enthusiasts, as we trek through the Jug Bay Sanctuary Proper in search of Spring Beauties, Pink Lady Slipper Orchids, Ephemeral Wildflowers, and many other floral wonders!  This event has limited availability and fills up fast so please…

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Spring Wildflower Hike

May 08, 2021 1:00PM—2:30PM

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Spring time is upon us! Come join Katy and Tessa, two of Jug Bays Lead Volunteers and plant enthusiasts, as we trek through the Jug Bay Sanctuary Proper in search of Spring Beauties, Pink Lady Slipper Orchids, Ephemeral Wildflowers, and many other floral wonders!  This event has limited availability and fills up fast so please…

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Preschool Explorers! 

May 11, 2021 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 day…

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Nature Escape – Jug Bay

May 12, 2021 1:00PM—3:00PM

Turn off you computers and escape to the parks every week this spring!   Park Rangers from across our county have come together to create Nature Escape, a weekly screen-free outdoor learning and free play experience that aims to provide a safe, creative, immersive, and energetic outlet during these unprecedented times. Nature Escape will be…

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CANCELLED mARTsh

May 12, 2021 8:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Every Wednesday in May Join artist and MD Master Naturalist Allison Burnett to explore the Sanctuary and build community. Whether you’re a photographer, painter, poet, writer, illustrator, graphic artist, or just looking to be inspired by the beauty of nature. Roam freely alone or with fellow artists for an extra hour before normal open hours…

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Nature Escape – Jug Bay

May 19, 2021 1:00PM—3:00PM

Turn off you computers and escape to the parks every week this spring!   Park Rangers from across our county have come together to create Nature Escape, a weekly screen-free outdoor learning and free play experience that aims to provide a safe, creative, immersive, and energetic outlet during these unprecedented times. Nature Escape will be…

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Cicada Stravaganza ZOOM

May 19, 2021 2:00PM—2:30PM

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Join longtime Jug Bay volunteers Pete Uimonen and Kim Elliott via Zoom to learn all about the Brood X periodical cicadas that are emerging after 17 years underground! Free event. Open to all ages. Registration required. Be sure to register with a correct email address! You will be emailed the zoom link on the day…

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CANCELLED mARTsh

May 19, 2021 8:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Every Wednesday in May Join artist and MD Master Naturalist Allison Burnett to explore the Sanctuary and build community. Whether you’re a photographer, painter, poet, writer, illustrator, graphic artist, or just looking to be inspired by the beauty of nature. Roam freely alone or with fellow artists for an extra hour before normal open hours…

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Mysteries of the Marsh Canoe

May 22, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuar 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Discover the abundant wildlife and plants at the wetlands of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. We will paddle the Patuxent River and some of the smaller branches to look for beavers, muskrats, osprey, bald eagles, red winged black birds, ducks, and many other animals. See the beautiful colors of plants blooming in the wetlands and along…

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Past | Archive

Nature Escape – Jug Bay

May 05, 2021 1:00PM—3:00PM

CANCELLED mARTsh

May 05, 2021 8:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Bird Walk

May 01, 2021 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Nature Escape – Jug Bay

Apr 28, 2021 1:00PM—3:00PM

Spring Wildflower Hike

Apr 28, 2021 10:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Survival Skills: Orienteering

Apr 24, 2021 1:00PM—3:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711