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Special Events

35th Annual Bloomin' Birdathon!
April 22, 2015 through May 25, 2015

The ANS Bloomin' Birdathon is our biggest fundraising event of the year. Over the course of one month each spring, April 22 - May 25, teams and individuals count as many wildflower or bird species as they can at locations of their choice over a 24-hour period.
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Presentation by Author of The C&O Canal Companion 

Co-hosted by Montgomery County Historical Society

Thursday, May 14  |  7 pm, Woodend Sanctuary
(reception begins at 7:00 and program starts at 7:30)  
RSVP to bookshop@anshome.org  or 301.652.9188 x29

Author Mike High
The C&O Canal Companion:  A Journey through Potomac History 
(second edition, 2015, Johns Hopkins University Press)


Mike High holds degrees in English and creative writing from the University of Virginia. His work has appeared in Poets & Writers and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. He has cycled in many places around the world, but the trail along the C&O Canal remains his favorite ride.

"There are other guides to the canal, but High's is the latest and may be the best. It's a mile-by-mile guide, well-illustrated, full of history and surrounding cultural notes. The more one learns about the canal, the more intriguing it is."

— Fredricksburg Free Lance-Star



Authors and publishers:  If you are interested in doing an author talk / book signing at our Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD, please contact the bookshop manager: 
bookshop @ anshome.org  or 301-652-9188 x29.