|East Bay Nature Proprietary Seed Mixes
Working with a local consortium of experts, our mixes are custom-blended to maximize the attractiveness to your favorite local species.
|Nature's Trail Mix
|mixed nuts and tree nuts / shell-less
|sunflower seed chips, crushed peanut hearts, hulled millet, safflower
|Dove and Quail
|white millet, cracked corn, safflower
|nyjer, finely ground sunflower seed chips
|sunflower seed chips, hulled millet, safflower
|Just Hearts Mix
|sunflower seed chips, crushed peanut hearts
|Mount Diablo Mix
|black oil sunflower seed, safflower, red and white millet, sunflower seed chips
|Pure Patio Mix
|sunflower seed chips, crushed peanut hearts, hulled millet
|black oil sunflower seed, safflower, sunflower seed chips
|Squirrel and Wildlife Mix
|black oil sunflower seed, striped sunflower seed, whole peanuts, shelled peanuts, whole corn kernels, pumpkin seed
|Fruit and Nut Mix
|black oil sunflower seed, sunflower seed chips, dried cranberry and papaya, shelled peanuts, striped sunflower seed, safflower, tree nuts
There are a number of good reasons to use mixes:
- You can sometimes attract a wider variety of birds to your feeder.
- You don't need to deal with mixing yourself.
- We offer some "no-mess" mixes (see below).
- Optimized to attract our local birds.
This said, usually it is best to hang a variety of feeders, each with different
seed and/or seed mixes, otherwise you could end up with only the most aggressive birds
feeding, while the more timid species stay away.
Click the name of the mix for additional information.
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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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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