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The mission of the Audubon Society of Central Maryland
is to protect and restore birds, other wildlife and their habitats through education and action, for the benefit of people
and the earth.
ASCM Newsletter September 2009
Monarch tagging Monarch Tagging and Butterfly Walk
Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary
Saturday, September 19th
9 to 11 a.m

More than 40 different species of butterflies have been observed at the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary.  Join us as we explore the Sanctuary looking for and learning about butterflies.  Take part in Monarch conservation as we tag Monarch butterflies on their migration to Mexico.

Directions: Directions to Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuarylarvae
13030 Old Annapolis Road, Mt Airy, MD 21771
From I-70, take exit 62.  Go North on Route 75,
turn right on Old Annapolis Road. The Sanctuary

is just past Detrick Road, on the left.

For more info contact the Trip Leader: Cheryl Farfaras at

Audubon's Fall
Bird Seed Sale!

nuthatch Here's your chance to purchase quality bird seed to attract and keep birds in your yard - and support the Audubon Society of Central Maryland. Your purchases will support our two sanctuaries as well as other club activities.  Plan to pick up your seed between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Choose the pick-up date and location that's most convenient for you:   

Saturday, October 31, 2009
Clarksville Elementary School
12041 Route 108
Clarksville, MD


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Prospect Hall, Prospect U.M.C.
5923 Woodville Road (near Old Annapolis Rd.)
Mount Airy, MD

***Orders must be received by October 27th

Autumn Nature Walk
Fred Archibald Sanctuary
October 17th
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

ruby-crowned kinglet What could be better than a cool, crisp autumn day? One can expect to see numerous birds on their way south for the winter, many of them feeding on the seeds of the tall warm-season grasses that fill the meadows. With luck, some hawks may be seen soaring overhead.
Meet at 9 a.m. at the Sanctuary entrance, which is on the east side of Boyer's Mill Road just one mile north of Rte. 144 in New Market. There are no rest room facilities at the Sanctuary, and the walk will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. For more information, contact Bob Schaefer at 301-831-5660 or

Garden Grant Program
Application Now Online!

The application season for our Garden Grant Program is now open!
Please be sure to submit your application to our Garden Grant administration team by December 15, 2009, to be eligible for one of up to four grants that we award each year.
Successful grant applicants will be notified in January of 2010.
For details on this very popular and successful program, please visit our Garden Grants page. There you'll find links to download an application form as well as program FAQs and other general information. You'll also find a list of past years' recipients, and photos of the results of their work.