Audubon Bird Seed Sale
Winter will be here before you know it, so that means it’s time to order your bird seed to help our feathered friends make it through the winter. This is Mountaineer Audubon’s primary fundraiser, so please help us fund worthy bird-related projects such as the WV Raptor Rehabilitation Center and the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia..
Southern States in Sabraton is again providing seed and suet products and a few inexpensive basic feeders for us.
Notes on some changes – the large black oil sunflower seed is now only available in 40 pounds, not 50; similarly safflower seed is only available in 10 pounds not 20; we are no longer able to get 20 pound bags of dried corn on the cob only the 6.5 pound bags; we are no longer able to get either the birdie wreaths or bells; and finally the price of anything with peanuts went up significantly due to weather conditions and world markets. We’ll try to find alternate sources for the wreaths and/or bells in 2017.
Because it takes about a month to obtain the seed and feeders, the deadline for ordering is Thursday, September 22, 2016. Mail your completed
order form and a check for full payment (made out to Mountaineer Audubon) to: Sue Olcott at 305 Paul Davis Road, Independence, WV 26374. If you have any questions, please contact her at (304) 288-2999 or email at email@example.com.
Seed pickup will be on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the following locations. Remember to indicate which location you want to use on your order form.
Morgantown: 11am - 3pm – Southern States (BFS) in Sabraton on Route 7 just north of I-68
Hopwood, PA: 4:30pm - 5:30pm – Adrian’s Market on Old Route 40
Clarksburg: 1pm - 3pm – Meadowbrook Mall parking lot next to Outback Steakhouse
FALL 2016 BIRD WALKS
All walks are free and will be on Saturdays. They will only be canceled for extremely inclement weather. Bring binoculars and dress appropriately for the weather. Included are some sponsored by other area organizations. For more information, contact David Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org or (304) 276-7127
Sep. 17—West Virginia Botanic Garden, Tyrone Road. 8:00 am at Welcome Center. Leader: John Boback. Followed by live bird demonstrations by Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia and basic birding skills and winter bird identification classes by Mountaineer Audubon. Sponsored by the Garden.
Sep. 24—Cooper’s Rock State Forest, Monongalia County. 8:00 am at Raven Rock Trail parking lot. Leader: David Daniels.
Oct. 1—Tygart Lake/Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area, Taylor and Barbour Counties. 8:00 am at southern boat ramp parking lot at Tygart Lake Marina. For those coming from Morgantown, meet at 7:00 am at Mountaineer Mall near the water tower. Leader: David Daniels.
Oct. 8—Core Arboretum, Morgantown. 8:00 am at Arboretum parking lot on Monongahela Boulevard. Leader: David Daniels.
Oct. 15—Prickett’s Fort State Park, Fairmont. 8:00 am at rail trail parking lot next to fort. Leader: Joey Herron. Weather permitting, Joey will have his banding nets set up, so in-hand views of netted birds may be possible.
Oct. 22—Decker’s Creek Rail Trail, Preston County. 8:00 am at parking lot where trail crosses Route 92 south of Reedsville. Leader: David Daniels.
Nov. 19—Waterfowl trip, Cheat Lake. 8:00 am at Ruby and Ketchy’s Restaurant on Route 857 east of Cheat Lake. 7:00 am if you’d like breakfast first. Leaders: LeJay Graffious and Derek Courtney.
Dec. 17—Morgantown Christmas Bird Count. Various locations. Contact LeJay Graffious, compiler, at email@example.com or 304-379-7505 to volunteer.
Mountaineer Audubon is the local chapter of the National Audubon Society encompassing Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor Counties in North Central West Virginia and the southern portions of Greene and Fayette Counties in Pennsylvania.
To promote the enjoyment, conservation and understanding of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats through birding, education, and outreach.
If you are interested in exploring and enjoying nature in and around North Central, West Virginia, consider joining us on one of our many field trips or attend one of our programs. We look forward to seeing you!