Join Naturalist Greg Kearns in a remarkable opportunity to learn about our Sora rail population and its tight link with the wild rice in the Patuxent River marshlands. Out in a pontoon boat, we may have the opportunity to help band a few individuals, depending on the weather and the amount of rail in our vicinity. Also, we will learn about wild rice as it will just be ending its seasonal bloom. In 1987, Greg began to investigate the secret life of Sora Rails, a small marsh waterbird, found at Jug Bay which led to ground-breaking research and understanding of the bird’s natural history as well as an amazing restoration effort. Hear Greg’s stories from his years on the marsh trapping this elusive bird.