Audubon Society of Central Maryland
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 May News


Bird Banding Demonstration
 Join us on May 15th, 2010 8-10 a.m.
Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary
Bird Banding Demonstration: The Audubon Society of Central Maryland will give a demonstration of bird banding at their Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary. Birds will be captured, fitted with a numbered aluminum band, and released unharmed. Participants will see how the birds are caught and handled, have a chance to see them closer than ever before, and maybe hold them in the hand! Because birds are most readily caught early in the morning, participants will have to get up when the birds do.

Meet at 8 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 event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. For more information contact Bob Schaefer at 301-831-5660 or
Native Plant Sale
A Big Thank You!

ASCM would like to thank those who ventured out to the Audrey Carroll Sanctuary on April 24th to purchase plants at our annual Native Plant Sale. The sale was a great success! Because of your support, we are able to continue to maintain our two sanctuaries and provide a valuable habitat for our native wildlife. Hope to see you again next year!

A Day at the Market!

Our Chapter was represented at "A Day in New Market" on May 1. Our display there informed New Market residents and visitors of the two nearby sanctuaries, and of Audubon's activities in the area. Many Audubon members manned our display, and enjoyed interacting with visitors. We even sold a few of the plants left over from the previous week's Plant Sale!

Thanks are due to David Price of the New Market Town Council for
inviting us to participate.

Gazette Article
ASCM in the news!

Our own knowledgeable Bill Becraft, ASCM sanctuary manager, shares the importance of using native landscaping techniques in The Gazette. Way to go, Bill!

To read more, click here.

AS Help

Gulf Coast Disaster

News from National Audubon Society:

Audubon is inspired by the many people who have contacted us to find out how they can help the birds and other wildlife threatened by the Gulf oil spill. Your commitment to their health and safety during this crisis is greatly appreciated - and it underscores how much you value the natural world.