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Cole's Hot Meats - 1lb
Nutritious sunflower meats infused with fiery hot habanero chilies, Hot Meats are a great no waste, no mess feed. Chock full of vitamins A and D as well as carotene, chili peppers are an excellent natural source of nutrition for birds.

Why do birds love the spicy flavor? Well, the chili pepper plant evolved over time to be attractive to birds that make it a meal. When a bird eats a chili, the seeds remain intact and pass through the bird's droppings where they are spread over a wide area to grow and multiply. So chili peppers may taste hot to mammals like people, but birds do not feel the heat at all - all they taste is "Mmm Mmm Good!"

Bluebirds and cardinals are especially fond of the hot Cajun flavor. With Cole's Hot Meats you'll get more bird visits than ever before!

Ingredients: Sunflower Meats, Liquid Habenero Chile Pepper, Safflower Oil

Type: Blended Seed

  $5.90 Quantity:   each
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I've heard a Great-horned Owl off and on in our yard for years. I happened to see her the other day just before dusk in our large oak tree. She was just waking up from a long day of snoozing, getting a little preening done in preparation for a night of hunting. I got as close as I could to her trying not to scare her away.

"Don't worry," she said casually. "I'm not ready to take off yet." "Wow," I...

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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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