Audubon Society of Central Maryland
February News
In This Issue
Plant Sale!
Great Backyard Bird Count
Nature Walk

Native Plant Sale

April 28, 2012 


April will be here before you know it, so now's the time to start planning for additions, improvements (and any needed repairs) to your own native plant habitat.

The 2012 Native Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, April 28th, opening at 9:00 AM sharp, rain or shine, and wrapping up at 2:00.


As always, the sale will be held on the grounds of the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary, 13030 Old Annapolis Road,  

just west of the town of Mount Airy, MD.


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National Audubon Society

Shannon Kennedy

Bill Becraft
Vice President and Sanctuary Manager

Carolyn Moroney
Volunteer Coordinator

The Great Backyard Bird Count 

February 17-20


The 2012 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will start on Friday, February 17th, and run through the following Monday, February 20th (i.e., over the Presidents' Day weekend).

If you haven't participated in past years, give it a try this year! You'll see how getting involved in a scientific effort can actually be fun and easy! The GBBC is open to everyone!

Remember, just by doing what you enjoy doing anyway, watching the birds at your feeders, you can help to make this annual event successful. Your bird counting contributions really do count, and it's always impressive to see how the many small contributions add up to create a big, comprehensive picture of our U.S. bird population.  

bird guide

Winter Wildlife Nature Walk

February 18th, 9:00 am 

Fred Archibald Sanctuary


We will look for wintering birds and possibly some very early spring migrants. The sanctuary contains meadows as well as forests so there is a wide variety of habitats for different birds. The walk is suitable for all ages.

Meet at 9 a.m. at the entrance to the sanctuary, which is on the east side of Boyer's Mill Road, one mile north of Rte. 144 in New Market. Wear sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate for the predicted weather. There are no rest room facilities at the sanctuary, and the walk will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather or deep snow. For more information see the website or contact Dave or Elaine Pardoe at 410-381-0449.


Our Nature Walks are always free of charge,
and suitable for the whole family.
People of all ages are welcome.



Audubon Society of
Central MD 

P.O. Box 660
Mt. Airy, Maryland 21771