January Newsletter

In This Issue
Nature Walk
Bird Seed Sale
Special Message
Learn More about the Great Backyard
Bird Count!

Join Elaine Pardoe, naturalist, at the Central branch of The Howard County Library on February 10th at
7 pm for an informative talk on bird identification and the GBBC.
All ages welcome!

GBBC 2011

The 2011 Great Backyard Bird Count will take place Friday, February 18 through Monday, February 21. Please join us!

This 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. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It's free, fun, and easy-and it helps the birds.

See www.birdcount.org for colorful and interesting information on how to participate.


piliated woodpecker Winter Nature Walk
Jan. 15th 9 to 11 am.
Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary

Come out and see how the birds are using the habitat of the sanctuary to survive the cold winter.  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 more information contact Bob Schaefer at 301-831-5660.

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.

 ASCM Seed Sale 2011!

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

Saturday, January 29, 2011
Clarksville Elementary School
12041 Route 108
Clarksville, MD
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Prospect Hall, Prospect U.M.C.
5923 Woodville Road (near Old Annapolis Rd.)
Mount Airy, MD

***Orders must be received by January 25th

 A Special Message to All of Our
Generous Supporters


On behalf of all the critters, insects, birds, and plants that live on or near our Audrey Carroll or Fred Archibald Nature Sanctuaries in eastern Frederick County Maryland, I want to THANK all of YOU who helped in any way to maintain, improve and protect these beautiful properties.


Help comes in many ways:

* Day-to-day helpers that ease the load

* Bluebird Trail, Purple Martin and other Monitors

* Fundraising thru our October and January Birdseed Sales, our Spring Plant Sale, Spring Birdathon, and other generous Donations and Memorial contributions

* Many Scout projects that have included, most recently, Holly Tree Groves, a Monarch Butterfly Way-Station, a Bat Colony Box, and a Chickadee Tube Trail


Hope that 2011 will continue to provide opportunities for ALL to help, in some way, with the wonderful legacy that Audrey Carroll and Fred Archibald have left us!


Bill Becraft, Audubon Sanctuary Manager

Contact Information

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