January Newsletter

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GBBC 2012
Nature Walk
Bird Seed Sale

GBBC 2012

Feb. 17-20    

The 2012 Great Backyard Bird Count is a great way for children to get interested in citizen science.

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.


Upcoming Events

ASCM Board Meeting
January 24th
Glenwood Public Library

Nature Walk
February 18th
Fred Archibald Sanctuary

Native Plant Sale
April 28th
Audrey Carroll Sanctuary
piliated woodpecker Winter Nature Walk
Jan. 21st 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. Some of our birds, like Cardinals and Mockingbirds, stay at the sanctuary all year, but other birds, such as White-throated Sparrows, are present only in 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 or deep snow on the ground. But cold will be no problem, our leaders are just back from Antarctica! For more information contact Ron or Susan Polniaszek at 410-531-6658, or http://www.centralmdaudubon.org.

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 garden grants in local public facilities.

Seed Sale Order Form   

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

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Clarksville Elementary School
12041 Route 108
Clarksville, MD
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Prospect Hall, Prospect U.M.C.
5923 Woodville Road (near Old Annapolis Rd.)
Mount Airy, MD

***Orders must be received by January 23rd.

Contact Information

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