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January 2022

Waterbird Survey

January 20 at 7:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 17, 2022

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

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. Free (entrance fee waived). Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring a spotting scope and binoculars if you have them. Ages 12 and older. Free…

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Jug Bay Field Work Fridays

January 21 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday and Friday, repeating until December 30, 2022

Kick off the weekend with the great feeling that comes with doing good and important work! Join Jug Bay Field Work Fridays 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, gardening, citizen science monitoring, and more. Volunteers are welcome to bring a bagged lunch to enjoy after our work is completed. No prior training or experience is necessary. Ages 8 and up, minors…

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Free Friday Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

January 21 at 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 25, 2022

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

Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the Marsh Boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found here at the Sanctuary! A brief history of the Sanctuary will be included. Tour is approximately 45 minutes in length and is free with the $6 vehicle entrance fee to the park. No registration is required. Meet outside the McCann Wetlands Center (visitor center) promptly at 1pm. More info. Friends of Jug Bay is a GreenGive…

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Become a Vernal Pool Monitor

January 22 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd
Lothian, MD 20711

Join Jug Bay's volunteer team to survey our ten vernal pools throughout the 2022 season, beginning Feb 1 and ending May 30. Volunteers will receive an introduction to vernal pools, water quality monitoring, and our methods for sampling for animal life. Volunteers are expected to commit to visiting our pools once per month for 4-6 hours throughout the survey season which includes off-trail hiking. Registration and current health guidelines required. Ages 16 and older. Free. To register go to www.jugbay.org,…

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Magnificent Marsh Mammals

January 22 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 3:00pm

An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until February 26, 2022

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

What mammals inhabit the lovely marshes at Jug Bay? Find out, and perhaps see some in person on an evening hike through the woods and along the edge of the marsh. Join Chuck Hatcher, Jug Bay’s resident expert on otters, for a 1-3 mile walk. Look and listen for signs of activity while Chuck shares interesting facts about these magnificent marsh mammals. Bring a flashlight. All ages. Free with $6 per vehicle park entrance fee. Registration and current health guidelines…

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Jug Bay Field Work Fridays

January 24 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday and Friday, repeating until December 30, 2022

Kick off the weekend with the great feeling that comes with doing good and important work! Join Jug Bay Field Work Fridays 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, gardening, citizen science monitoring, and more. Volunteers are welcome to bring a bagged lunch to enjoy after our work is completed. No prior training or experience is necessary. Ages 8 and up, minors…

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Pollinator/Preserve Wednesday

January 26 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 28, 2022

Emory Waters Nature Preserve, 6032 Pindell Road
Lothian, MD 20711

    Every Wednesday, year-round, see Jug Bay’s newest property, Emory Waters Nature Preserve, and learn about native perennials that support our native butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. More info. Friends of Jug Bay is a GreenGive partner.

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Café Scientifique: Maryland’s First Flower of the Year — January’s Wetland Curiosity

January 27 at 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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Skunk Cabbage Field Trip in Arnold

Eastern Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), is alleged to be over 72 million years old, changing little over that time. It is an extraordinary plant, possessing peculiarities found in few others. In Maryland, it blooms in January, sometimes even earlier. This is but one of its fascinating characteristics. Café Scientifique presents a two-event series, a talk on Zoom on January 27 followed by a field trip on January 29. The speaker is Siobhan Percey from Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, who says that…

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Parasitic Algae of the Air: Downy Mildews

January 27 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The natural world is comprised of organisms large and small. And the smallest ones are typically the most deadly. In this webinar, learn how downy mildews present a constant threat to the plants we love. They can travel thousands of miles in a single season. The webinar is presented by the Natural History Society of Maryland. Speaker: Nina Shishkoff, PhD, USDA Information

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Jug Bay Field Work Fridays

January 28 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday and Friday, repeating until December 30, 2022

Kick off the weekend with the great feeling that comes with doing good and important work! Join Jug Bay Field Work Fridays 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, gardening, citizen science monitoring, and more. Volunteers are welcome to bring a bagged lunch to enjoy after our work is completed. No prior training or experience is necessary. Ages 8 and up, minors…

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