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Sunflower Chips - Fine

This is the same as Sunflower Chips except more finely ground. Since this crushed seed is so small it should be offered in nyjer feeders with small seed portals to prevent it from spilling out.

Attracts

goldfinch, house finch, pine siskin

Feeders

Nyjer tube feeder, feeder with fine wire mesh

At the Water Cooler


I'm lucky to have a lot of trees in my yard many of which are native to this area. I have one very large one that grows close to the house - a big kahuna that produces lots of acorns in certain years. This year, they're everywhere. Dropping on the cars in the driveway, hitting the roof. There are more acorns here than I've ever seen...

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East Bay Times Article


Attracting birds and bees to our yards and gardens is simple, if we provide what they like and need.

Joanie Smith, owner of East Bay Nature in Walnut Creek, says there are five essential elements for success water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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