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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.
Important Reminder
 The Backyard Naturalist

Due to the recent extended rain, dangerous molds and fungus can be developing in the bottom of your bird feeders.  Even though we had recently cleaned our own feeders, they were absolutely, and shamefully, DISGUSTING!!!

So, we urge you to check your feeders ASAP. If you see mold, or the seed is clumping (a sign of pre-mold dampness), dispose of the seed and clean the feeder thoroughly with hot soapy water. Also, rake up any shell debris on the ground below your feeders. It will likely have mold, too. 

Moldy bird seeds, nuts and suets can be deadly!We need to take this seriously, as birds can contract diseases from inhaling mold/fungus spores.

Check your stored seed, too. It should smell fresh and nutty. If you notice any unpleasant musty smell or clumping, it's gone bad. Throw it away!

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Audubon Society of Central Maryland
P.O. Box 660 
Mt. Airy, MD 21771    
Sanctuary Manager
Volunteer Coordinator 

November 2013
A huge thank you to our
wonderful customers and volunteers...

ASCM would like to thank our many generous volunteers and customers for their participation in our 15th annual bird seed sale! We sold over 25,000 pounds of bird seed. Without your time and effort, our chapter would not continue to thrive!
If you missed this sale, we will have another one in a few months where you can purchase high quality seed and keep your feathered friends coming back for more.

Statement from a satisfied customer, "Thanks from our birds, who have eaten 2.75 tons of chips since 1993."

Fall Nature Walk
white-throated sparrow Saturday, November 16th
9 to 11 a.m.
Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary 


November is a transition time of year for our bird fauna. Most southbound migrants heading for the tropics have passed through and the winter residents have settled in. The fox sparrows should be in and plenty of other possible treats await discovery. Come out and let's see what we can find.

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. The walk will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For more information contact Dave Pardoe at dh.pardoe@verizon.net or 410-381-0449
Upcoming Dates
bird guide
All events/meetings are free and open to the public.

Board Meeting
January 11, 1:00 pm
Location: Mt. Airy Public Library

Nature Walk
January 18, Audrey Carroll Sanctuary
February 15, Frederick Archibald Sanctuary
March 15, Audrey Carroll Sanctuary