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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.

 
Bird-Friendly Gardens
See our new page on Bird-Friendly Gardens. You can help birds respond to the threat of climate change by making your yard more bird-friendly. Adding native, bird-friendly plants will make a difference—it is a simple yet meaningful action individuals can take to help birds. Our new web page provides all the resources you need to plan a bird-friendly yard!

 
National Audubon Birds and Climate Study
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
 
April Program, Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 PM, "The Nature Conservancy in Western North Carolina" - The mountains of western North Carolina feature a renowned ecological diversity. The conservation of this biodiversity had led The Nature Conservancy to protect more than 160,000 acres of land within an hour's drive of Asheville. Megan Sutton, the Director of The Nature Conservancy's Southern Blue Ridge Program in North Carolina, will talk about local land protection goals, forest restoration, and conservation of species like the Golden-winged Warbler. She will also share TNC's global conservation strategies and the investment the organization is making to protect the last great places. All EMAS programs are free and open to the public. We'll meet in the Reuter Center at UNCA on Tuesday, April 19 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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