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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.
April Newsletter
April Events
Nature Walk
Earth Day Cleanup
Native Plant Sale

Save the Date!

Bird Banding Demonstration

May 14th 8-11

Participants will see how the birds are caught and handled, have a chance to see them closer than ever before, and maybe even hold them in their hand.

Interested in Volunteering???

We can help!

It's a great way to get involved in your community, meet a great bunch of people, and improve local habitats!


Please contact:

Shannon Kennedy 


Audubon Society of Central Maryland

P.O. Box 660

Mt. Airy, Maryland 21771

Nature Walk for Spring Migrants

Fred Archibald Audubon Sanctuary

Saturday, April 16th 9:00-11:00 am 

Participants will be looking for early spring migrants such as Broad-winged Hawk, Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird, American Robin, House Wren, Eastern Phoebe, Louisiana Waterthrush, Tree Swallow, and the first arrivals at the Purple Martin colony.  Most of our resident birds will be well into nesting by that time and should be in full song.  Some that we will see and hear include the Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Cardinal, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Bluebird, and Carolina Wren.  There will also be plenty of butterflies beginning to emerge including the spring azure and juvenal's duskywing.  And for the plant lovers there will be spring ephemeral flowers including spring beauties and toothworts.  Come join in the explosion of spring!


People of all ages are welcome. The sanctuary entrance, marked by an "Audubon" sign, is located on Boyers Mill Road, just one mile north of Rte. 144. No rest room facilities are available, and the walk will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. For further information contact Bob Schaefer at

Earth Day Cleanup

Audrey Carroll Sanctuary

Saturday, April 23rd, 9:00-1:00

Volunteers... please come out and help cleanup your local Audubon Sanctuary on Saturday morning, April 23rd, from 9 am till 1 pm. The Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary is located at 13030 Old Annapolis Rd., just northwest of Mt. Airy, MD 21771.


Some tasks to be done are trail pruning, mulching flowerbeds, grass mowing, trash pickup, and cleaning the Gatehouse.


To learn more about the Central MD Audubon Chapter, check our website and for more info call Shannon @ 410-707-4913. 


***This is a great way for middle/high school students to earn service hours.

13th Annual Native Plant Sale

Audrey Carroll Sanctuary

Saturday, April 30th, 9:00-2:00

The Audubon Society of Central MD will be holding its annual Native Plant Sale Fundraiser on Saturday,
April 30, from 9 am till 2 pm at the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary which is located at 13030 Old Annapolis Rd, just northwest of Mt. Airy, MD 21771. Funds raised support our two Sanctuaries located in eastern Frederick County.

Lots of native trees and shrubs along with perennials, annual flowers, and garden veggies will complete your garden plans. Also, a selection of birdhouses and other interesting crafts will be available.

We will have a great selection of native plants that attracts birds and butterflies to your yard including a wide variety of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees native to our region.

Thanks to all of our regular customers for their loyal support of this important ASCM fund-raising event over the past 12 years. We look forward to welcoming you back this year. And if this is your first visit to our Native Plant Sale, we look forward to meeting you!
Interested in volunteering? Contact Robin.