kestral_colorAudubon 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.

May News 


Bird Banding Demonstration

May 12th 8 am - 10 am

Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary 


Birds will be captured, fitted with a numbered aluminum band, and released unharmed. If we are lucky, we may re-capture birds that were banded last year. Participants will see how the birds are caught and handled, have a chance to see them closer than ever before, and maybe hold them in the hand! Because birds are most readily caught early in the morning, participants will have to get up when the birds do. 

Meet at 8 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 event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. For more information contact Bob Schaefer at 301-831-5660 or, or check Audubon's web site at



plant sale
A Big Thank You!


ASCM would like to thank the volunteers and patrons who ventured out to the Audrey Carroll Sanctuary on April 28th for our annual Native Plant Sale. The sale was a great success! Because of your support, we are able to continue to maintain our two sanctuaries and provide a valuable habitat for our native wildlife, as well as provide local educational garden grants. Hope to see you again next year!

Help us plant perennials at 
The Robinson Nature Center
May 18 12:30 - 4:00
May 19 9:00 - 12:00
Have you seen the beautiful Robinson Nature Center yet? ASCM is sponsoring a native garden at the nature center and is asking volunteers to assist with the planting. We will be on site on May 18th and 19th planting dozens of perennials out front. If you would like to participate in this project, please contact Susan Polniaszek at for more information.
Audubon Society of Central Maryland
PO Box 660
Mt. Airy, MD 21771