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Wild, Wonderful Wetlands

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0167
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Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Whether it be fish nurseries, migratory bird pit stops, or natural water filterers, wetlands provide near limitless value to humans and wildlife around the world. Since the Revolutionary War, more than 100 million acres of wetlands have been drained for human use.  

Liana Vitali, a naturalist and educator at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, offers 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, Vitali shares how wild and wonderful wetlands can be.

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, just 12 miles outside Washington, D.C., is the jewel of the Patuxent River. Its 1,700 acres of open water, tidal freshwater marshes, forested wetlands, upland and riparian forest, creeks, meadows, pine and sand barrens, and fields along the eastern shore of the Patuxent River contain multitudes of welcoming habitats for a true diversity of wildlife.

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