Order Your Audubon Birdseed by Thursday, September 19

Thursday, September 19, is the deadline for ordering bird seed and related treats from the Audubon Community Nature Center’s Fall Bird Seed Fund Raiser. You can also get 10% off all Blue Heron Gift Shop purchases when you pick up your order on Saturday, October 12. Terry LeBaron photographed this male Hairy Woodpecker enjoying his treats.

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Give your feathered friends a mid-fall treat and stock up on their favorite birdseed at a special price.

Orders are due by Thursday, September 19, for Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) Fall Birdseed Sale, your opportunity to save and support Audubon at the same time.

The most popular seeds and mixes are available for you to stock up for the rest of fall and into winter.

Conewango Blend, unique to ACNC, was developed to attract favorite and common fall species of the region such as chickadees, cardinals, and titmice. There are also suet cakes for woodpeckers and a mix to attract finches.

To place your order, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours, stop by the Nature Center, or use the printable order for or order online at AudubonCNC.org/Shop.

When you pick up your purchase between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, volunteers will cheerfully load the fresh seed, direct from the supplier, right into your trunk. Call (716) 569-2345 ahead of time if you cannot pick up your order then.

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.

The Blue Heron’s store-wide clearance sale continues through September 23. Make a purchase and your name will be put in a drawing for a one-year Nature Center Family Membership.

Audubon’s own Conewango Blend is available year-round in the Blue Heron Gift Shop in the Nature Center and at Anderson Produce (seasonal), Jamestown, N.Y.; Ashville General Store, Ashville, N.Y.; Bridgeview One Stop, Bemus Point, N.Y.; Ekey’s Garden Centre, North Warren, Pa.; Howe’s True Value, Warren, Pa.; Lakewood Apothecary, Lakewood, N.Y.; Lighthouse Point Grocery, Mayville, N.Y.; Oneida Lumber, Warren, Pa.; Roberts Nursery, Falconer, N.Y. (seasonal); Russell Veterinary Hospital, Russell, Pa.; and Wegmans, Lakewood, N.Y.

Audubon Community Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. Hours for the Nature Center building, with its live animals, exhibits, and Blue Heron Gift Shop, are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sundays 1-4 p.m.

The 600-acre wetland preserve with its exhibit of Liberty, the non-releasable Bald Eagle, can be visited from dawn until dusk daily. Depending on the weather and the season, you can enjoy the native tree arboretum, gardens, picnic area, and natural play space and use the six miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing.

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or visit AudubonCNC.org.

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.