The Audubon Sanctuaries: Last Day of September

September 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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Sept 30 - 6Sept 30 - 6 Sept 30 - 5Sept 30 - 5 On this last day of September, I walked the Fred Archibald Sanctuary hoping to see some migrating monarchs, but it was chilly and windy, and the butterflies were not to be found.  If they were hunkering down somewhere, I did not find them.

Sept 30 - 4Sept 30 - 4 Sept 30 - 3Sept 30 - 3 Goldenrod is still in full bloom in the sanctuary, and the paths have recently been mowed, making walking there much easier.  Thank you to volunteers who do this work; it is much appreciated!  Other flowers still blooming are fleabane and some wild aster.

Sept 30 - 2Sept 30 - 2 Sept 30 - 1Sept 30 - 1 Milkweed pods are exploding with their wispy seeds, looking like great puffs of cotton.  Yellow leaves rain down from trees up above, and tall grasses are going to seed, waving their fluffy fronds in the breeze.  A few insects are still feeding on the plant life, and birds are beginning to work on the berries.

This beautiful fall weather just beckons one to go outside; consider a walk in one of the sanctuaries.  

To raise funds for hurricane relief, please consider purchasing a butterfly print from my Wings of Hope collection.

<Thanks for reading my blog entry, which is part of a personal photography project to bring attention to and to benefit the Audubon Sanctuaries in Central Maryland:  Fred Archibald Sanctuary in New Market, MD, and Audrey Carroll in Mt. Airy.  The sanctuary is owned and managed by the Audubon Society of Central Maryland.  Volunteers are always needed to help with sanctuary management.  Please, do not bring dogs into either sanctuary and obey the posted rules. Copyright 2017 Cam Miller.  All photographs are for sale upon request.>


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