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Audubon Community Nature Center
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.
Monday, January 30, 2017, is the deadline for ordering bird seed and related treats from the Audubon Community Nature Center’s Winter Birdseed Sale.
You have a variety of seeds to choose from, with the most popular being Audubon’s exclusively formulated Conewango Blend, designed to attract local birds. Specialty seeds, cakes, and other selections are also available.
Audubon finds the best birdseed mixes at affordable prices, and all proceeds benefit its programs, exhibits, buildings and grounds. Friends of the Nature Center receive a 10% discount on all purchases.
Your many choices are on the order form that can be obtained by clicking on “Order Birdseed” at auduboncnc.org or calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours.
Orders can be submitted online, phoned, mailed, or faxed for pick-up on Saturday, February 11, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. You won’t even have to get out of your car, as volunteers will load the fresh seed, direct from the supplier, right into your trunk.
Conewango Blend is available year-round at the Blue Heron Gift Shop in the Nature Center and at the Ashville General Store, Ashville, NY; Bridgeview One Stop, Bemus Point, NY; Hamlet Farms, Sheridan, NY; Herbs R4U, Jamestown, NY; Howe’s True Value, Warren, PA; Lakewood Apothecary, Lakewood, NY; Lighthouse Point Grocery, Mayville, NY; Ace Hardware Oneida Lumber, Warren, PA; Russell Veterinary Hospital, Russell, PA; and Wegmans, Lakewood, NY.
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.