One can plan for one’s bird seed supply needed for the autumn season with Pemaquid Watershed Association’s autumn bird seed sale. A well-stocked feeder will entice songbirds for bird-watching enjoyment.
PWA offers several varieties of seed, ranging from black-oil sunflower seeds in 20-pound or 40-pound bags, thistle seed in a 5-pound bag, sunflower “meaties” in 25-pound or 50-pound bags, a melody mix in 20-pound or 40-pound bags, to 11 ounces of suet.
Most year-round songbirds in Maine eat sunflower seeds, including chickadees, nuthatches, the tufted titmouse, blue jays, and even cardinals. Thistle seed is eaten by all the small finches, pine siskins, and redpolls. Suet provides a high-fat, high-energy food source to help birds make it through the winter.
Order forms can be obtained by contacting the PWA office at 563-2196, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or stopping by the PWA office weekdays, at 584 Main St. in Damariscotta. Order forms also can be downloaded at pemaquidwatershed.org.
The order deadline is Thursday, Oct. 4, and the pickup day is Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9-11 a.m. at Lincoln County Publishing Co., which is on Mills Road in Newcastle near the post office. PWA thanks Lincoln County Publishing for its support and PWA volunteers Steve and Jo Laurich for spearheading this fundraiser.
The bird seed sale proceeds will go to benefit Pemaquid Watershed Association, which is a volunteer-based, membership-supported nonprofit organization that has been conserving the natural resources of the Pemaquid Peninsula region for 50 years, since 1966.