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  • Sunday, May 15, 2022

    • Anne Arundel Bird Club Walk Time: 8:00am - 11:00am Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details: Join Anne Arundel Bird Club Members Sue and Alan Young on a bird walk around the park. See how many resident and migrant birds you can spot! Bring good walking shoes and binoculars (not required, but helpful!) Park admission fee is waived for participants. Upon arrival, inform the gate attendant that you are with the Anne Arundel Bird Club. Meet at Blue Heron Center Parking Lot.
       
       
    • MARSH by the Season Series: SPRING Time: 9:30am - 11:00am Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Did you know that Jug Bay tidal freshwater marshes dress by the season? Join wetland ecologist and Jug Bay Park Superintendent, Patricia Delgado, in a series of excursions to see firsthand how Jug Bay marshes change during every season. During the hike you will learn interesting facts about marsh plants and its inhabitants, their value and need for conservation.

      Fee: $10 per person. Ages 12 and older. Register in ActiveNet, Activity #28010. For questions call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected] aacounty.org.

       
       
    • Blacksmith Shop Workday Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Locations: Kinder Farm Park Details: Stop by the Kinder Farm Park Blacksmith Shop and watch the Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild members forging metal, using various tools. Stand on the sidelines and view a trade that is over 100 years old but still very much alive today at Kinder Farm Park. The Blacksmith Shop is open on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
       
       
    • Historic Hancock's Resolution Tours & Special Events Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Locations: Historic Hancock’s Resolution Details:

      Explore the Historic Hancock’s Resolution house and grounds.  

      Visit the Events Calendar for more event information.  A digital walking tour is available on site and online.

       
       
    • Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse Gazing Time: 11:00pm - 1:00am Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Jug Bay’s Emory Waters Nature Preserve

      6032 Pindell Road, Lothian, MD 20711 (head towards the house at the end of the road)

      Join Jug Bay Volunteer and Maryland Master Naturalist, Mike Quinlan, to view the Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse. This takes place when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and its shadow covers the Moon. Watchers can see the Moon turn red when the eclipse reaches totality. Totality begins at 11:29 pm and ends at 12:53 am, with Partial and Penumbral Eclipses occurring before and after Totality. Bring your comfy chair, blanket, and warm drink to observe the event with other enthusiasts. Ages 18 and older. $5 pp. Register at www.jugbay.org

       
       
  • Monday, May 16, 2022

    • Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm Locations: Kinder Farm Park Details: The Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild meets every Monday at 7:00 p.m. Members learn and practice new techniques as they work on their projects. No registration required. No gate fees. 
       
       
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    • Everything Butterfly Garden Time: 8:00am - 11:00am Locations: Glendening Nature Preserve (Jug Bay) Details:

      Every Tuesday morning, when weather permits... Everything Butterfly Garden Glendening Nature Preserve

      Regular hours are 8-11 (April - Sept), 7 am start in the heat of the summer.

      Join fellow gardeners, butterfly watchers, and native plant enthusiasts in our butterfly garden maintenance group. Volunteers weed, water, prune, socialize, and otherwise maintain the Butterfly Garden near the Glendening Preserve's Plummer House. Benefits: learn to identify native plants and why they are important, meet the many fantastic pollinators that visit the garden, enjoy free plants and cuttings to take home, and meet wonderful people. Bring gardening gloves, your favorite tools, and plenty of drinking water.

      Walk-ins welcome. FREE. All ages. Ages up to 14 must be accompanied by an adult; 15 and older must be accompanied by an adult on the first day to complete a release form. 

       
       
    • South Shore Trail Phase 4 Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details: A virtual public meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. via the Zoom.us platform. Click on the link below for more information.

      Virtual Public Meeting Flyer
       
       
       
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    • Pollinator Wednesday Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Emory Waters Nature Preserve

      Join staff and volunteers on Wednesdays 9 am - 12 noon at the Emory Waters Nature Preserve to work in our pollinator gardens. To beat the heat we will meet 8-11 am June 21-Sept 15. See Jug Bay’s newest property and learn about native perennials that support our native butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Volunteers will weed, mulch, prune, and plant to revive, maintain, and build pollinator gardens. Meet new friends and enjoy interesting conversations. Bring gardening gloves, your favorite tools, and plenty of drinking water. Current health guidelines will be enforced. Ages: 12 and up, minors must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Walk-ins welcome! Groups of five or more please call Debra at 410-222- 8006 to arrange. Proceed through the driveway gate about 1 mile to the second white house.

       
       
    • Homeschool Program: Monarch Mania Time: 10:00am - 11:30am Locations: Historic London Town and Gardens Details:

      Monarch butterflies are some of our most vibrant wildlife but they're in trouble! This month, we'll learn all about these beautiful creatures and how we can protect them and their habitat.

      Pre-registration required at www.historiclondontown.org/events

      $8 for members, $10 for non-members

       
       
    • Preschool Explorers! Time: 10:00am - 11:30am Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      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. Last one for the summer. Dress for the weather – we will always try to go outside! Parents play along with their children. Ages: 3-5. Fee: $6 per child. No refunds for participant cancellations or no shows. Register the child or children only.

      Register in ActiveNet, Activity #28009. For questions call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected]

       
       
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022

    • Colonial Cocktails: Gin & Tonic and Grog Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Locations: Historic London Town and Gardens Details:

      From punches to bounces, syllabubs to juleps, colonists imbibed a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. At Colonial Cocktails, you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture. To celebrate the start of Commissioning Week, in this session, we'll salute our newest naval officers with two seafaring drinks: the gin & tonic and grog.

      Participants must be 21+. Pre-registration required at www.historiclondontown.org/events

      $25 members / $33 non-members

       
       
  • Friday, May 20, 2022

    • Field Work Fridays Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Kick off the weekend with the great feeling that comes with doing good and important work! Join our Field Work Fridays at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. 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 to join our Field Work Fridays! Free. Ages 8 and up, minors must be accompanied by a guardian. A notification email will be sent on Thursday to registered participants verifying the project and location. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event.
       
       
    • Park Fit Series Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Locations: South River Farm Park Details: Join us for a 6 week Park Fit series. The series will be offered during the fall and spring seasons. Enjoy the great outdoors with a hike and workout routine that consists of HIIT and Yoga poses for all fitness levels. Connect with nature, get out and move your body. The program will be outside and is weather dependent. To register for this program call 410-222-1978 or register online at https://forms.gle/K5cPDVBx9oebZiPo9
       
       
    • FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the wetland boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found at the Sanctuary! Tour is 45 minutes in length and is free with the $6 per vehicle entrance fee. No registration is required. Meet outside the McCann Wetlands Visitor Center promptly at 1pm. For questions call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected]
       
       
  • Saturday, May 21, 2022

    • Fairies in the Woods Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Locations: South River Farm Park Details: Fairies are a story of fiction and fantasy, but that doesn't have to keep you from wondering how a fairy might build its home. Bring the kids and learn how fairies use elements of nature to build their homes, providing camouflage, and protection. This is a great way to engage your children in nature and to spark their imaginations. Kids will spend time scavenging supplies and building their own fairy homes. To register for this program call 410-222-1978 or register online at https://forms.gle/K5cPDVBx9oebZiPo9
       
       
    • The Archaeology of Jug Bay: A Hike through History Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Join expert archaeologist Dr. Andrew (Drew) Webster, from the Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Section, to hike from the Jug Bay’s Visitor Center to the Jug Bay River Farm (approximately 3-4 miles). Along the hike you will learn about the many archaeological findings and research sites ranging in occupations from 13,000 years ago to the historic period. Drew will talk about how these archaeological sites inform us about past ways of life for people occupying the landscape of Jug Bay. The hike will include an artifact show-and-tell.

      Ages: 12 years old and up. Fee: $10 per person. Register in ActiveNet, Activity #28019. For questions  call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected]