January Newsletter
In This Issue
Nature Walk
Bird Seed Sale
Conservation Awards
Great Backyard
Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent and in Hawaii. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts.
For more information please visit their Website.

We Need You!

ASCM needs volunteers to help with the semi-annual bird seed sales on Feb. 6th and 13th. Volunteers are needed to assist with:
~unloading bird seed from the delivery truck  ~loading vehicles for seed pickup
 ~manning sales tables
~donating baked goods.

If you can help for an hour or two, please contact
Carolyn Maroney
Julie Dunlap.
piliated woodpecker Winter Nature Walk
Jan. 16th 9 to 11 am.
Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary

 The resident winter birds have settled in. There should be plenty of woodpeckers. Last year at this time we saw a piliated woodpecker as well as red bellied, hairy, and downy woodpeckers. If it warms up enough we may encounter bluebirds as well as robins and there is always the possibility of a flock of Cedar Waxwings with their high pitched zztt zztt call.

People of all ages are welcome.

Meet at 9 a.m. at the entry gate to the sanctuary at 13030 Old Annapolis Road (just east of Detrick Road) in Mt. Airy. No rest room facilities are available, and the walk will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

For more information contact Hal Pazourek at halpaz@peoplepc.com
or 301-829-3382
*Dress warm!*

bird feeder Mid-Winter Bird Seed Sale!

Now's the time to purchase quality bird seed to attract birds to your yard, keep them coming back and support the ASCM in the process. Proceeds from your purchases support our two sanctuaries as well as our educational programs in local schools.

Click Here for Order Forms

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

Saturday, February 6, 2010
Clarksville Elementary School
12041 Route 108
Clarksville, MD
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Prospect Hall, Prospect U.M.C.
5923 Woodville Road (near Old Annapolis Rd.)
Mount Airy, MD

***Orders must be received by February 2nd

Liz Bobo Conservation Awards

ASCM,  A Chapter of the National Audubon Society, has awarded 2009 Outstanding Conservation Awards to State Delegates Shane Pendergrass and Elizabeth Bobo For Exceptional Support and Dedication
 to the Conservation of Maryland's Natural Resources Through Service in the Maryland General Assembly.

Both Delegate Pendergrass and Delegate Bobo received 100% scores on the 2009 Maryland General Assembly Scorecard prepared by The Maryland League of Conservation Voters. The Audubon Society of Central Maryland is deeply appreciative of the work and dedication of Delegates Pendergrass and Bobo and their consistent commitment to the environment and natural resources of Maryland.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 660
Mt. Airy, Maryland 21771
Website: http://www.centralmdaudubon.org
Email: kennedy_ascm@comcast.com