kestralAudubon 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 Newsletter September 2010
  Up close view of a Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly
Butterfly Nature Walk
September 18
9 to 11 a.m.
Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary

Join a nature walk at the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary, sponsored by the Audubon Society of Central Maryland. 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 for the Monarch Watch Program. These amazing creatures will fly 2,000 miles to over-winter in central Mexico.
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 Cheryl Farfaras at 410-313-4726 or

ASCM'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 30, 2010
Clarksville Elementary School
12041 Route 108
Clarksville, MD


Saturday, November 6, 2010

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

***Orders must be received by October 26th

Fall Volunteer Opportunities!
We welcome your help!

If you would like to become involved, here's a perfect opportunity. We need assistance distributing bird seed on October 30th (Clarkesville) or November 6th (Mt. Airy) from 9 am till 2 pm. Volunteer for an hour or two or for the whole morning. Duties include: food table/coffee set up and food donations, help at the forms table, seed unloading from the delivery truck and help loading seed into cars.

If you are interested, please contact
Shannon Kennedy for Clarkesville 
or Carolyn Maroney for Mt. Airy.

Autumn Nature Walk
Fred Archibald Sanctuary
October 16th
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

ruby-crowned kingletThe Audubon Society of Central Maryland will sponsor a Nature Walk at the Fred Archibald Sanctuary in New Market. What could be better than a walk through sunny meadows on 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. The walk will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For more information, contact Ron Polniaszek at 410-531-6658 or .