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EMAS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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.

In Memoriam
It is with great sadness that I report that our friend, Virginia Senechal, died Sunday July 13 after being hit by a car while walking home from a visit to the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary. Virginia was a fixture at the Sanctuary and an outstanding photographer. Her wonderful pictures of birds, butterflies, dragonflies, turtles and flowers were featured in the Beaver Bits column in the EMAS newsletter and enjoyed by all. More important, she was a dear friend to everyone in the Asheville birding community. She loved nature and never stopped learning. She will be missed by all of us at EMAS.

Upcoming Events
September Workday Please note that there will be a workday on Saturday September 27 at the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary. Please join us - bring lopers, machetes and gloves. We meet at the general meeting platform at 9:00 AM.
September Program - NC Birding Trail The Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society's general meeting program will feature Scott Anderson, the North Carolina Birding Trail Coordinator, who will highlight the Trailís recent developments and share tips on where to bird. Scott will discuss the origins of the NC Birding Trail, the progress of the Trail for the past 10 years, and the current Trail as it stands today. He will also present future plans for the Trail to be more active in simultaneously promoting bird conservation and local businesses. Scott has worked for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission since 2004, most recently as a Bird Conservation Biologist. He is the coordinator for North Carolina Partners in Flight and the North Carolina Birding Trail. Scott received an M.S. from Oregon State University and his primary area of study was the foraging ecology of Caspian terns in the Columbia River estuary. All EMAS programs are free and open to the public. We'll meet in the Reuter Center at UNCA on Tuesday, September 16, 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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