Quittapahilla Audubon Society resumes sale of birdseed for fall and winter


After a weeks-long ban on bird feeders in Pennsylvania, due to an unexplained disease that was spreading through a variety of songbirds in that state and others, bird lovers are once again encouraged to feed the birds and enjoy the splendor of the feathers from the comfort of their home. .

The Quittapahilla Audubon Company, based in Palmyra, offers high quality bird seeds for the fall and winter seasons. This is the 43rd year of the sale.

The proceeds from the purchase provide funds for a variety of environmental education and appreciation programs for the company, according to a statement from the group.

“Due to the much higher wholesale prices this fall, you will notice an increase over last year’s prices,” organizers said. “However, we have tried to keep our increases to a minimum.”

The distribution of seeds this year will be done “safely and conveniently” in the East Hall of the Lebanon Valley Exhibition Center, notes the press release.

“You don’t even have to leave your vehicle since your orders will be loaded for you,” the notice reads.

However, the company is unable to store seeds this year for later delivery, so seeds must be claimed during scheduled pickup times of 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, November 5 and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. Saturday 6 November.

The order deadline is October 22. Sales tax is included in the prices indicated on the order form.

“Feeding wild birds is one of the most enjoyable, absorbing and rewarding hobbies in life,” the company said in the statement. “Not only do you see the birds up close which is a real pleasure, but you also have the satisfaction of feeding and helping a wild animal. Feeding and attracting birds is part of a big trend to transform our backyards into wildlife sanctuaries, peaceful and stress-reducing places that feed birds and are havens for us.

Offerings include black oil sunflower seeds, sunflower chips, safflower seeds, nyjer, split peanuts, peanut hearts, cracked corn, tallow cakes and a variety of seed mixes .

The seeds are sold in bags weighing 5 to 50 pounds, with costs ranging from $ 1.75 for a tallow seed cake to $ 45 for a 25-pound bag of sunflower chips.

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