Mid-Coast Audubon will be accepting bird seed orders through Feb. 20 to raise funds to support bird conservation and education programming. Orders can be placed by mail-in form available at Mid-Coast Audubon’s website, https://midcoast.maineaudubon.org/event/spring-bird-seed-sale/
Orders must be picked up on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at one of two locations: Plants Unlimited, 629 Commercial St (Route 1) in Rockport, or Lincoln County Publishing, 116 Mills Road, Newcastle. Please specify on your order form where you will pick up your seed.
It’s a great time to stock up on seed to keep your birds healthy and happy from winter through the spring. Five varieties will be offered this fall: Black oil sunflower seed 20 pounds for $18 or 40 pounds for $32; Sunflower meaties (hulled) 25 pounds for $29 or 50 pounds for $48; Melody Mix 20 pounds for $14 or 40 pounds for $23; Thistle (Nyger) 5 pounds for $12; and Suet blocks, $2 each.
According to MCA president Susan Schubel, “The Bird Seed Sale is an important fundraiser for the organization as all of our events are offered free to the public. Proceeds from this sale help to provide support for a number of our activities including speaker fees for our public programs, maintenance of our preserves, funds for our environmental education grants for teachers and birders, and more.”
All seed is pre-ordered, so make sure your payment is received by Feb. 20. Make out your checks to Mid-Coast Audubon, and send to Seed Sale Sue, 12 Audubon Rd., Bremen, ME 04551. For more information, contact Sue by email at sschubel@ tidewater.net and put BIRDSEED in the subject line or 207-380-1370.
Mid-Coast Audubon members live from Edgecomb to Belfast, and inland to Augusta. Every month, MCAS sponsors an evening program at the Camden Public Library. Visit https://midcoast.maineaudubon.org/ for more information.