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Easy Jug Bay Surf & Turf: Fall Edition
|Event Location:||Patuxent River Park / Jug Bay Natural Area, MD|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Oct 28 2006 10:00 am|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Oct 11 2006 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Oct 25 2006 12:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||3-4 hrs|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Event Organizer(s):||Beverly Hoeftman|
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|Member Cost:||$5.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 18 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||15|
|Minimum Group Size:||15|
|Number Registered So Far:||14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|October holds possibilities for both migrating birds and colorful foliage. One of the area's best places to find both is the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, part of the Patuxent River Park System. With more than 1400 acres of quietly secluded tidal freshwater wetlands, the park is home to many native birds, as well as fish, reptiles, and mammals. More than 250 species have been recorded here, including great blue herons, wood ducks, Canada geese, and even bald eagles. We may even spot some late-season osprey, thanks to the park's nesting platforms. |
Our naturalist-interpreted event will begin with a river ecology tour aboard a pontoon boat, exploring the broad, shallow waters of Jug Bay. The landscape comes to life as we spot wildlife, learn about the area's history, and discover the significance of a seemingly random pile of mud. Afterward, our naturalist guide will take us on a hike through the bio-diverse habitats surrounding the river. We'll learn to identify plants and trees along the way, and recognize birds and frogs by their calls. The area offers numerous forest trails, as well as a boardwalk leading through marshland, river piers, and observation decks.
Located in southeastern Prince George's County, the park is just 20 miles from either Washington D.C. or Annapolis.
The park has picnic tables overlooking the river, so we'll wrap up our day with an optional bag lunch picnic (weather permitting).
Note: This event does not have a carpool
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||From DC: From I-495, take Exit 11A, Route 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue) east for 8 miles. Exit onto Route 301 south. After 1.7 miles, turn left on Croom Station Road and continue for 1.6 miles. Then turn left on Croom Road (Route 382) and proceed for 1.5 miles. Turn left on Croom Airport Road and continue for 2 miles. Look for the Park entrance, proceed 1.7 miles to park office's parking area.|
From Baltimore: Take I-97 south toward Bay Bridge/Annapolis, and proceed for 9.8 miles. Take exit 7 onto MD-3 south toward Bowie/Odenton, and go 9.9 miles. After MD-3 south becomes US-301 south, go 11.7 miles, and turn left onto Croom Station Rd. After 1.6 miles, turn left on Croom Road (Route 382) and proceed for 1.5 miles. Turn left on Croom Airport Road and continue for 2 miles. Look for the Park entrance, proceed 1.7 miles to park office's parking area.
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|Cost Includes:||$5 ($1 fee, $4 donation to park)|
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