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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.

Don't forget to make a donation to the 2014 Birdathon. You can access the Birdathon donation form or send a check to EMAS. All donations will be matched dollar for dollar by the American Bird Conservancy - the deadline has been extended through July 31. Learn more about the Birdathon here.

Upcoming Events
July Workday Please note that the July workday at the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary has been moved to the 3rd Saturday (July 19) instead of the usual 4th Saturday. Please join us - bring lopers, machetes and gloves. We meet at the general meeting platform at 9:00 AM.
September Program - NC Birding Trail Details about the program will follow later. See this site or the September newsletter We'll meet in the Reuter Center at UNCA on Tuesday, September 17, 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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