DAMARISCOTTA — Mid-Coast Audubon will be accepting bird seed orders through Oct. 22nd to raise funds to support bird conservation and education programming. Seed must be picked up Saturday, Oct. 30 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 Rd., 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 $19, 40 pounds for $33; Sunflower meaties (hulled), 25 pounds for $29, or 50 pounds for $50; Melody Mix, 20 pounds for $15, 40 pounds for $24; Thistle (Nyger), 5 pounds for $12; and Suet blocks, $2.50 each.

Orders can be placed either online at midcoast-audubon.square.site/ or by mail-in form available at Mid-Coast Audubon’s website, midcoast.maineaudubon.org/event/fall-bird-seed-sale/.

According to MCA President, Susan Schubel, “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.”

If ordering by mail, send pre-order forms to “Seed Sale Sue,” 12 Audubon Rd., Bremen, ME 04551. For more information, contact Sue by email at sschubel at tidewater.net and put “Birdseed” in the subject line or call 380-1370.

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