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Welcome to the Asheville area's chapter of the Audubon Society! Join us for informational meetings, bird walks, and volunteer opportunities.
Visit the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, which is owned and managed by our chapter.

 
On September 9, National Audubon Society released a new science study that shows that nearly half of the US and Canada’s birds (314 species) are severely threatened by global warming and that many could go extinct if we do not act. Every bird species has a “tolerance zone” for climate conditions – similar to garden tolerance zones. If the climate gets too hot, too cold, too wet or too dry, birds will be forced to leave their homes and move north or up in elevation or inland. But many will have nowhere else to go. Many of our local warblers and other beloved mountain breeders, will be unable to move any higher in elevation.

To give birds a chance, we need to do two things: protect the places on the ground that we know birds will need today and in the future; and work together to reduce the severity of global warning. Audubon’s science provides a roadmap for protecting birds.

To learn more about Audubon’s climate study, visit the National Audubon website and view this video from National Audubon.

I urge you to visit these sites and learn how you can make a difference. Upcoming analysis of the science study data will focus on North Carolina species at risk. Elisha Mitchell Audubon will track the research on North Carolina birds and share the recommendations from National Audubon and Audubon North Carolina with our members.

 
Upcoming Events
 
October Workday A special workday in October will be scheduled later. Please check this site or see the calendar.
 
October Program - Biodiversity in the Southern Appalachians The Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society's general meeting program will feature Dr. Jennifer Frick-Ruppert, Professor of Biology and Environmental Sciences at Brevard College and author of Mountain Nature: A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians. The Southern Appalachians boast some of the highest biodiversity in the world and are legendary for the magnificent variety of spring wildflowers. But wildflower diversity pales in comparison to other organisms. This presentation will describe some of the diversity that exists in the region among both plants and animals, and will explain which factors contribute to the region's biodiversity. All EMAS programs are free and open to the public. We'll meet in the Reuter Center at UNCA on Tuesday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!
 
 
Note: For maps to meeting and walk locations, please see "map" links in the Google calendar below.
Unless otherwise noted, all programs and bird walks are free and open to the public.
 
 
 
 
Black-and-white Warbler at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
 
 
 
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