Newsletter Signup  |  Joanie's Blog  |  Login

Hello Nature Lover   
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00AM-6:00PM | Sun 11:00AM-5:00PM
Premium Seed
Custom Seed Mixes
Suet
Nectar
Feeders
Artisans
Gift Cards
Nyjer Thistle - 20lb

Nyjer is a seed that is grown for its oil in India and Ethiopia and used for cooking. It is commonly called thistle seed even though it is not related to the thistle. As tiny as it is, it does have a shell which the birds drop to the ground after shelling and eating the seed. Nyjer is heat treated to come into the country and consequently will not grow if uneaten.

Attracts

American Goldfinch, Lesser goldfinch, Purple Finch, House Finch, Pine Siskin, dove, junco, quail, sparrow

Use in these feeders

Nyjer tube feeder, fine wire mesh feeder, platform feeder
  $46.45 Quantity:   bag
Conversation with a Crow


I was watching all the bird activity on my feeders recently, specifically noting the hierarchy of birds getting to feed while others were waiting their turn. While I was checking out the action I suddenly noticed another bird, a crow, looking my way.

"Hey!" I called to the crow. "Are you watching me?" Incredibly, the crow answered. "Yes, people watching is my hobby. I find human behavior both fascinating and complex." "Thatís funny," I said.

continue reading
...

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 ó water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

continue reading
...