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4th Sunday Hike – What’s Hopping at the Sanctuary?

Apr 26, 2020 1:00PM—3:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
1361 Wrighton Rd.
Lothian, MD 20711

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Join Maryland Master Naturalist and long time Jug Bay volunteer, Mike Quinlan, to search some of the Sanctuary’s hot spots for herp (reptile and amphibian) activity. Along the way we’ll practice using the iNaturalist app (free for IOS and Android in the App Store) to ID some of the things we see. Ages 10 and…

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FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

May 02, 2020 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Lothian, MD 20711

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 approximately 45 minutes in length and $6 vehicle entrance fee to the park is required. There is no participant limit and no registration is required.…

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Bird Walk

May 02, 2020 8:00AM—11:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
1361 Wrighton Rd
Lothian, MD 20711

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Join longtime Jug Bay volunteer and birder, Gordon Reynolds, to learn skills for identifying birds by sight and sound on a guided hike. Binoculars and field guides are available to borrow. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Ages 12 and older. Fee: $6 per vehicle park entrance fee. 

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The Archaeology of Glendening Nature Preserve: A Hike through History

May 02, 2020 9:30AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay's - Glendening Nature Preserve
5702 Plummer Ln.
Lothian, MD 20711

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Join expert archaeologist Dr. Zachary Singer, Research Archeologist at the Maryland Historical Trust, to hike through the Glendening Nature Preserve and discuss the results of a recent archaeological survey of Jug Bay, which documented archaeological resources ranging from occupations from 13,000 years ago to the historic period. He will talk about how these archaeological sites…

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Cancelled: FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

May 09, 2020 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Lothian, MD 20711

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 approximately 45 minutes in length and $6 vehicle entrance fee to the park is required. There is no participant limit and no registration is required.…

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Cancelled: Wine & Wonder – Friends of Jug Bay

May 09, 2020 12:00PM—4:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
1361 Wrighton Rd
Lothian, MD 20711

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Join volunteer naturalist, Diane Goebes, to hike 2 miles to Jug Bay’s newest property, the Jug Bay Farm Preserve. Along the way we will look for signs of spring. At the farm you will have the rare pleasure of learning about the Jug Bay vineyard and the family who started it. We will walk through…

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Survival Skills Series Part II: Band Aids, Backpacks, and Blazes

May 09, 2020 1:00PM—3:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
1361 Wrighton Rd.
Lothian, MD 20711

Join an Anne Arundel County Search and Rescue Ranger for a fun, hands-on program at Jug Bay to learn some basic survival skills. Have you ever wondered what you really need to put in your backpack before going out for a hike in the woods? Or how to handle minor injuries on the trail? Or…

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2nd Saturday Evening Hike – Marsh Mammals

May 09, 2020 5:00PM—7:00PM

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 1.5 mile (total) walk through the woods to the Beaver Pond. There you will look and listen for signs of activity while Chuck shares interesting facts about these amazing creatures. Bring a…

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Cancelled: Preschool Explorers!

May 14, 2020 10:00AM—11:30AM

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 Click here to register!

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Cancelled: PLARNathon

May 16, 2020 11:00AM—3:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
1361 Wrighton Rd.
Lothian, MD 20711

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Do you have a pile of plastic grocery bags you don’t know what to do with? Well we have the solution for you! Come to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary on Saturday, May 16th, between 11:00am and 3:00pm to join us in a PLARNathon. We will be collecting plastic bags, making plarn (plastic yarn), and crocheting/knitting…

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