Audubon Society of Central Maryland
Audubon Society of
Central Maryland Newsletter

In This Issue
Mid Summer Hike
Did you know?
nature hike

We had a great turnout on our June nature walk at The Frank Archibald Sanctuary!
Thanks to Bob Schaefer, Audubon naturalist, we learned that Eastern box turtles have markings on their shells similar to fingerprints. Each shell is unique and identifiable! You can track these guys for years!

New President!

to Peg Gelhard,
our new chapter president!

July 2010
Mid-Summer Hike
AS Help Saturday, July 17th
Audrey Carroll Sanctuary
9-11 a.m.

In mid July many birds have finished raising at least one brood of young, while others will be working on a second or third.  There should be plenty of juvenile birds trying to make a living on the various seeds, berries, and insects growing within the sanctuary.  If we are lucky, we will see the large wild turkey flock that has been making daily forays to our small Gatehouse pond.  We will also hike back to the back marsh to look for the red-headed woodpecker family discovered last week.  This walk is not strenuous (about 1.5 miles round trip), but will require shoes that you don't mind getting just a bit muddy. 

July is also a good time for butterflies.  We should be able to find a dozen species or more within the woodlands and meadows.  Come see what mid-summer has to offer at the Audrey Carroll Sanctuary.

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 cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For further information contact David Smith at or 410-549-7082.

Want to become an ASCM Volunteer?
Volunteer If you have enjoyed our Audubon Sanctuaries and Nature Walks, or any of the other programs we conduct and support through the year, you are also no doubt aware that these things happen only because of the work of dedicated volunteers!

If you'd like to lend us a hand, we always have a variety of opportunities for Volunteering open for your consideration.

Please let one of our Nature Walk guides know if you can help, or drop us an email. Your participation and help is welcomed and appreciated!

And a special thanks to those who came to our last
volunteer session and helped create a new trail to the
giant hackberry tree!