Seed sale to benefit education

Published 10:25 am Friday, October 24, 2008

The geese are flocking to fly south, but Austin Audubon is staying to take care of the winter residents that need food. Audubon is holding its biggest fundraiser of the year Saturday and Sunday.

Sales are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

It is the biggest fundraiser the local Audubon chapter holds to raise funds for scholarships for Audubon Adventures in the schools and sponsoring educational programs in conjunction with the J.C. Hormel Nature Center.

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The chapter will have mixed seed, black sunflower and suet available as well as feeders for each kind.  Sunflower seed is getting hard to get and can be expensive, according to a chapter spokesman, but a special offer this year will invite birders to bring a container and save seven cents per pound by buying in bulk.

Also offered is suet in eco-friendly packaging and easier to load.

There will be recycled, durable, plastic feeders of many sorts to hold seeds bought.

Audubon members will be on site to offer advice as well as swap stories of squirrel problems and offer bird identification help.

The seeds, stories and suet will be available Saturday and Sunday at Double K Specialty, 18th Ave. N.W.