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.



Upcoming Events
Nature Walk
Native Plant Sale
Carroll Forestry Board
Offers Free Trees!
Carroll Forestry Board
The best way to help local birds and wildlife is to create habitat in your own backyard. The Backyard Buffers Program offers assistance to homeowners with five acres or less with property adjacent to streams or waterways. For more information visit the Carroll County Forestry Board Website.
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

Signs of Spring Nature Walk

Audrey Carroll Sanctuary

Saturday, March 17th 9:00-11:00 

Marsh Marigold

A Nature Walk at the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary near Mt. Airy will be sponsored by the Audubon Society of Central Maryland. We will follow a new but faint trail through the forest, getting to some rarely visited parts of the sanctuary. We will be looking for signs of spring, from swelling buds on trees to early spring migrant birds. Bluebirds will probably be laying claim to the nest boxes. 


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 further information contact Bob Schaefer at 301-831-5660 or, or see the Audubon web site at

2012 Native Plant Sale

Audrey Carroll Sanctuary

Saturday, April 28th, 9:00-2:00

We're heading into March, and signs that Spring is coming are increasing every day. Of course, one sure sign of Spring is the announcement of our upcoming ASCM Native Plant Sale!


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


The ASCM 2012 Native Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2011. We'll open at 9:00 AM sharp, rain or shine, and wrap up at 2:00 PM.

This will be our 14th annual sale, and our volunteers are well into planning an event that's bigger and better than ever!


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, Maryland. (Click here for a map and directions.)


Do you have questions about the Native Plant Sale?  

Click here to send us an email. We'll be happy to assist.

And our commitment to help you with your native plant and habitat development efforts carries on through to the day of the sale, where we will have Master Gardeners and extensive reference materials available for consultations.


Keep your eye out for our post card reminder in your mailbox, and be sure to check back here for updates as the Native Plant Sale date approaches.

To our loyal Native Plant Sale patrons, Thank You! for your wonderful support of our past sales! We look forward to welcoming you back again. And to our new customers, here's an insider's tip: Come Early for Best Selection!


Interested in volunteering? Contact  Shannon.