Tag: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Jug Bay photo courtesy Find Your Chesapeake

Wild, Wonderful Wetlands

smithsonian associatesSmithsonian Associates presents a talk about the value wetlands add to our world in a virtual talk by Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Naturalist and Educator Liana Vitali. She will offer an audio-visual immersion into the marshes, ponds, swamps, and peat bogs of North America to discover just how important these ecosystems are to life on Earth. Through high-quality images and films, she will share how wild and wonderful wetlands can be.

Tickets $20 for Smithsonian members; $25 for non-members.

Click here for more info and to register.

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Project Clean StreamJug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary is partnering with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for Project Clean Stream. Every year, tens of thousands of volunteers come together to pick up trash from local streams, creeks, rivers, parks, and neighborhoods as part of the Alliance’s Project Clean Stream!

We will be picking up trash along the Patuxent River at our Patuxent Wetland Park,1426 Mt. Zion Marlboro Road, Lothian. All trash will be entered into the Clean Swell app. Free. Ages 8 and up.

Current health guidelines will be required. COVID mask, social distancing, and registration required.

To register go to www.jugbay.org Event Calendar and click on the event.

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Jug Bay
jug bay wetlands sanctuaryJoin fellow gardeners, butterfly watchers and native plant enthusiasts in the butterfly garden. Volunteers weed, water, prune and otherwise maintain the Butterfly Garden at the Glendening Preserve’s Plummer House at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Volunteers learn all about which plants support our native pollinators and how to take care of a vibrant and healthy garden. Occasionally volunteers are welcome to take plants and cuttings home for their own gardens. Bring work gloves, a snack, a refillable water bottle, hat and sunscreen and clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome!
Ages: Open to anyone willing to work
Time: 9 – 11 am
Place:Glendening Nature Preserve (Plummer entrance), 5702 Plummer Ln, Lothian, MD 20711
Contact jugbay@aacounty.org or call 410-222-8006 for more information.

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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. Meet inside the McCann Wetlands Center (visitor center) promptly at 1pm.

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friends of jug bay logoJoin 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. Meet inside the McCann Wetlands Center (visitor center) promptly at 1pm.

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Bird Walk

friends of jug bay logoLearn the skills of identifying birds by sight and sound on a guided hike with an experienced birder. Binoculars and field guides are available to borrow. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.

For ages: 12 and up. Fee: $6 per vehicle entrance fee

Registration: Call 410-222-8006 or e-mail jugbay@aacounty.org. If e-mailing, please include program name, participant name(s), indicate adult or child, and contact phone number.

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friends of jug bay logoJoin 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. Meet inside the McCann Wetlands Center (visitor center) promptly at 1pm.

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Skunk Cabbage Swamp Stomp

friends of jug bay logoJoin volunteer Siobhan Percey who studied skunk cabbage and learned a lot about this unusual wetland inhabitant. Walk off-trail to visit this fascinating plant, in bloom, along the swamp edges.

Wear boots that can get wet. Bring a small flashlight if you have one.

For ages 12+. Free with $6 vehicle admission fee. Registration required: 410-741-9330 or email jugbay@aacounty.org

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friends of jug bay logoJoin 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. Meet inside the McCann Wetlands Center (visitor center) promptly at 1pm.

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Soup and Science: Lecture

friends of jug bay logoSpend a Sunday afternoon at the first of Jug Bay’s 2020 Soup and Science series. From noon to 1 pm, enjoy homemade soup and fresh bread, and catch up with friends and colleagues. Then sit back with dessert and enjoy listening to guest speaker Dr. Zachary Singer.
For ages 16+. Admission fee $5 per person for non Friends of Jug Bay (FOJB) members, paid at lecture. FOJB members are admitted free.

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