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Outing: Patuxent River Park / Jug Bay Wetlands

  • 19 May 2023
  • 5:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Patuxent River Park - Jug Bay Natural Area 16000 Croom Airport Road Upper Marlboro, MD. 20772
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  • Join us on a very special outing at the Patuxent River Park located in Croom, Maryland. A guide will be taking us on a pontoon boat, and also a shuttle, for photographing wildlife, mostly birds, along the Patuxent River/Jug Bay Wetlands. The outing will be Wednesday, May 17th from 5:30 to 11:30 am, at the park.

    Water and snacks will be provided. The cost is $22.00 per person, now open to guests and MPA members.
    Limited to 15 participants. Non-refundable, unless spot can be filled from waitlist.

    Rain Date: TBD

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Update to the Jug Bay Outing on May 17

Our guide is Matt Felperin. He is a Maryland Naturalist, an expert birder, and an experienced photographer. The trip on May 17 coincides with spring bird migrations as well as bird nesting. The pontoon boat we will be on is very stable, roomy, and easy to access. It is perfect for picture taking and even new photographers can get amazing shots.

Arrival time is 5:30am and the boat will depart at 6:00am. This is the time of sunrise at Jug Bay and will allow for beautiful sunrise photos. It also coincides when the birds become active. Plan to arrive in parking lot no later than 5:30 am.

We will finish about lunch time, so bring a lunch and tables are available at the parking area. We did this same outing last fall and it was a wonderful experience, despite the early rising. 

The address is 16000 Croom Airport Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Other information is available at http://patuxentwatertrail.org/pointofinterest/jugs-bay-natural-area/.

We know that driving to Jug Bay in the wee hours of the morning is not for everyone, but we don't want that to hinder your decision to come! For those that prefer to carpool, please email us at cmpguild@gmail.com  Let us know if you prefer to drive or be a passenger and we'll connect you with others.

Water and snacks will be provided.  The cost is $22.00 per person, and is open to guests.  Limited to 15 participants.

Email us at cmpguild@gmail.com if there are any questions.

NOTE: Non-refundable, unless spot can be filled from waitlist. 

Rain Date: TBD

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