It’s not easy for wild birds to find food this time of year.
Putting out a feeder and keeping it filled is good for the birds and those who feed them. Watching these beautiful creatures from the comfort of our homes can bring optimism to our days and introduce young people to the natural world.
Saturday, January 27, 2018, is the deadline for ordering bird seed and related treats from Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) Winter Bird Seed Sale, providing value for you and supporting Audubon.
The most popular seeds and mixes are offered so that you can stock up for the winter months., Unique to ACNC, Conewango Blend is featured, since the mix was developed to support favorite winter species such as chickadees, cardinals and titmice. There are also mixes to attract finches and suet cakes for the woodpeckers.
To place your order, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours, stop by the Nature Center, or visit the Shop page at auduboncnc.org.
Pick-up at Audubon is Saturday, February 10, between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. You won’t even have to get out of your car, as volunteers will cheerfully load the fresh seed, direct from the supplier, right into your trunk.
As an additional bonus, come into the Blue Heron Gift Shop that day and receive a 10% discount on all merchandise, including a wide assortment of bird feeders and bird houses.
Conewango Blend is sold in the Blue Heron Gift Shop in the Nature Center and at Ashville General Store, Ashville, N.Y.; Bridgeview One Stop, Bemus Point, N.Y.; Ekey’s Garden Centre, North Warren, Pa.; Hamlet Farms, Sheridan, N.Y.; Herbs R4U, Jamestown, N.Y.; Howe’s True Value, Warren, Pa.; Lakewood Apothecary, Lakewood, N.Y.; Lighthouse Point Grocery, Mayville, N.Y.; Ace Hardware Oneida Lumber, Warren, Pa.; Russell Veterinary Hospital, Russell, Pa.; and Wegmans, Lakewood, N.Y.
The Audubon Community Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. Winter hours for the building with its live animals, exhibits, and Blue Heron Gift Shop are Sunday to Friday, 1 to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bald Eagle viewing and trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing are open dawn to dusk every day.
Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.