Pemaquid Watershed Association has launched its midwinter bird seed sale featuring the most common seed varieties, including black oil sunflower seeds, sunflower meaties, and thistle seed. Almost all the year-round songbirds in Maine eat sunflower seeds, including the chickadee, nuthatch, tufted titmouse, mourning dove, and blue jay. Thistle seed, also known as Niger seed, is eagerly consumed by all the small finches, pine siskins, and redpolls. There are numerous goldfinches eating thistle seed from the PWA office feeder and it is fun to see the woodpeckers on the suet.
Order forms may be obtained by contacting the PWA office at 563-2196, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or stopping by weekdays at the PWA office at 584 Main St., Damariscotta. Order forms also can be downloaded at pemaquidwatershed.org.
The order deadline is Thursday, Feb. 1, and the pickup day is Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9-11 a.m. at the Lincoln County Publishing Co., at 116 Mills Road in Newcastle. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this sale will benefit Pemaquid Watershed Association and its mission-driven work.
PWA is a volunteer-based, membership-supported nonprofit organization that has been conserving the natural resources of the Pemaquid Peninsula region since 1966.