Mid-Coast Audubon will be accepting bird seed orders through Oct. 9 to raise funds to support bird conservation and education programming.  Orders can be placed by mail-in form available at the Mid-Coast Audubon’s website, https://midcoast.maineaudubon.org/event/fall-bird-seed-sale/.  Seed must be picked up on Saturday, Oct. 17 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. Specify on your order form where you will pick up your seed.

Five varieties will be offered this fall: Black oil sunflower seed, 20 pounds for $18; 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.

MCA President, Susan Schubel, said, “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 and repairs of our preserves, funds for our environmental education grants for teachers and birders, and more.”

Mail pre-order forms to “Seed Sale Sue,” 12 Audubon Road, Bremen, ME 04551. For more information, email at sschubel at tidewater.net and put "birdseed" in the subject line, or call 207-380-1370.