Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, Maryland

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Looking Over Jug Bay from Patuxent River Park.

Jug Bay is a small bay off the Patuxent River in Southern Maryland. The bay is surrounded by wetlands that is gleaming with waterfowl and many other birds including ospreys. The Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary was established to protect these wetlands from the sprawling urbanization that is surrounding this region. The Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary provides an oasis in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. A visit to the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary is an oasis from the concrete jungle.

An Osprey in Its Nest.

Some of you are saying, “This is lovely. You can walk through here having no idea that you are in a major metropolitan area. This is real nature. There is one big problem. There are no railroads here. Therefore, I do not see this place as any kind of oasis at all.”

Marsh in the Sanctuary.

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