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Wildlife Nature Walk!

Saturday, August 15thsilverspottedskipper
9 to 11 a.m.
Fred Archibald Nature Sanctuary

August is a great time to view summer wildflowers and the butterflies that nectar on them.  Many late brood swallowtails, skippers, and monarchs are beginning to fly so we should have a good opportunity to see (and perhaps photograph) a sampling of our butterfly fauna.
Fall migration will also be getting underway for some of our songbirds.  Early migrant species could include vireos, warblers, orioles, and tanagers.  And there will still be some of our summer resident birds finishing up their breeding activities (field sparrows, cardinals, catbirds, chipping sparrows) or just starting them (goldfinches).
So come on out to the Fred Archibald Sanctuary for a couple of hours on August 15th and see how the wildlife are beating the August heat.

Directions: Meet at the sanctuary entrance at 9 a.m. The sanctuary entrance is on the east side of Boyer's Mill Road, just one mile north of Rte. 144 in New Market. People of all ages are welcome. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, and bring a hat and sunscreen. There are no rest room facilities at the sanctuary, and the walk will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
For more information, contact David Smith at or Bob Schaefer at 301-831-5660 or

More info!
Save the date for an exciting walk in September!
We will be tagging monarch butterflies
at the Audrey Carroll Sanctuary on September 19th.

A great educational and photographic opportunity!

Interested in becoming a member or volunteering?
Shannon Kennedy