Bird Seed, Books, & Feeders Sales
Most of us have the pleasure of enjoying the birds at our feeders, especially in the winter months when the birds often add a bit of color and life to the otherwise dreary surroundings. Though it’s well documented that our feeding is not necessary to their survival, the birds seem all too eager to take advantage of our generosity and devour the feast. And, as the picture above implies, others may join in the banquet!
You can stock up on your seed favorites such as black oil sunflower, economy or premium bird mixes, finch mixes, peanuts & suet cakes, and more at one of our three annual seed sales held in late October, early December, and again at the end of January or early in February. Preorder forms are available through our newsletters prior to the sales as well as under the Forms link in the right column of this page. We use local seed growers and providers so prices vary from sale to sale depending on the market, but you can get a general idea of the variety and cost by checking out the latest form posted under the link. Delivery can be arranged if you’re not able to get to our convenient sale location in the downtown Lawrence area.
If you are able to get to the sale you’ll also find a nice variety of related books for kids and adults available for purchase. Check them out to find something for yourself or maybe as a gift for others! And you won’t be able to miss the selection of feeders displayed for sale, the majority of them being Droll Yankee quality feeders, most of which carry a lifetime guarantee. Your questions about feeders and bird seed will be answered by a knowledgeable (and somewhat jolly looking) volunteer behind the table. You may find you need to add another window to your place to enjoy the view of more birds at the new feeder!
Many thanks to a handful of faithful volunteers who have taken care of this growing fund raiser for us for many years including Linda Lips (seed sale chair), Ron & Joyce Wolf (books & feeders co-chairs), Ed & Cynthia Shaw (money handlers extraordinaire!), and the "manpower group" — Dana Adkins-Heljeson, Bill Dodd, Pam & Dave Chaffee, and Susan Iversen.