January Newsletter

In This Issue
Nature Walk
Bird Seed Sale

GBBC 2013

Feb. 15-17    

The 2013 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 29th
Glenwood Public Library

Nature Walk
February 16th
Fred Archibald Sanctuary

Native Plant Sale
April 27th
Audrey Carroll Sanctuary
piliated woodpecker Winter Nature Walk
Jan. 19th 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, Chickadees, and even Bluebirds, 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. For more information, contact Bob Schaefer at robert.schaefer@gmail.com or (301) 831-5660, or check out Audubon's web site at 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.

Click here for an order form .

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

Saturday, February 2, 2013
Clarksville Elementary School
12041 Route 108
Clarksville, MD
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Prospect Hall, Prospect U.M.C.
5923 Woodville Road (near Old Annapolis Rd.)
Mount Airy, MD

***Orders must be received by January 28th

If you're interested in volunteering at any of these events or in the future, please contact Carolyn or Shannon.
Contact Information

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