Audubon Society of Central Maryland
Did you know?
Dragonflies rank among the most imperiled species in North America.  In Maryland 60 percent are considered rare or uncommon - including the treetop emerald, the jewel wing and the blackwater bluet. Long regarded as excellent barometers of environmental health, their demise is an indication of the state of our aquatic resources. 
Upcoming Events
August 24th 
Audrey Carroll Work Session

August 27th

ASCM Board Meeting
Glenwood Public Library
All are welcome

September 21st

Monarch Tagging 




October 19th    

Fall Migration Nature Walk 




November 2nd
Bird Seed Sale  

Contact Information




Shannon Kennedy 


Volunteer Coordinator

Carolyn Moroney 


Sanctuary Manager

Mark Kulis

August 2013
Nature Walk
butterfly Saturday, August 17th
Fred Archibald Sanctuary
9-11 a.m.

A nature walk featuring dragonflies and butterflies will be held at the Fred J. Archibald Audubon Sanctuary, sponsored by the Audubon Society of Central Maryland. Meet at the sanctuary entrance at 9 a.m. The sanctuary entrance is on the east side of Boyer's Mill Road, just one mile north of Rte. 144 in New Market.  

People of all ages are welcome. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, and bring a hat and sunscreen. There are no restroom facilities at the sanctuary, and the walk will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

August is a great time to view summer wildflowers and the butterflies that nectar on them.  Many late brood swallowtails, skippers, and monarchs are beginning to fly so we should have a good opportunity to see (and perhaps photograph) a sampling of our butterfly fauna. 

Fall migration will also be getting underway for some of our songbirds.  Early migrant species could include vireos, warblers, orioles, and tanagers.  And there will still be some of our summer resident birds finishing up their breeding activities (field sparrows, cardinals, catbirds, chipping sparrows) or just starting them (goldfinches).

So come on out to the Fred Archibald Sanctuary for a couple of hours on August 15th and see how the wildlife are beating the August heat.

For more information, contact Crystal Kunst at 443-536-3071.

Monarch Tagging
Monarch tagging
Save the Date!

September 21st

9-11 am

Audrey Carroll Sanctuary 

More than 40 different butterfly species have been observed at the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary. Take part in Monarch conservation as we tag Monarch butterflies on their migration to Mexico.