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California Fungi Dacrymyces chrysospermus (common name Witch's Butter)

East Bay Nature offers these services to our loyal customers:

  • Fresh, bulk Seeds and Seed Mixes are delivered to our store on a weekly basis.

  • Frequent Buyer Customer Loyalty Program - every 10th bag of 20lb or 25lb bag of seed same of the same type of seed is free. Our computer automatically tracks your seed purchases.

  • Free Suet - when you purchase suet the lowest priced item of the six blocks of suet that you present for purchase is free.

  • Quail Bucks - our store donates one percent (1%) of each purchase to the non-profit of your choice; or, if you choose you can accumulate that 1% and spend it in the store on future purchases.

  • Special Discounts - take advantage of special discounts on your purchases.

  • Bird Walks

  • Gift Cards

  • Senior Citizen Tuesday - Every Tuesday is Senior Citizen Day. Those who identify themselves as Seniors (55 or older) at the register receive 10% off all items in the store (except for sale items and optics).

  • Seed Delivery - please call the store to make arrangements. There is a $50.00 minimum on deliveries.

Check your receipt to show Frequent Buyer Program progress, Quail Bucks accumulation (if you have elected to spend your Quail Bucks in the store) and store credits.

Conversation with a Bat


If you're lucky enough to be outside at dusk on a reasonably warm evening you might see something darting through the air at seemingly nothing. It could be a moth, maybe a bird out late, but most likely, a bat.

I was out at twilight trying to get my bird baths filled for the following day when I thought I saw something zip past out of the corner of my eye. I stood still and waited for movement. There it was again. I tried to track it, but it was moving too fast. "What the heck are you?" I said out loud.

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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 and Dublin, says there are five essential elements for success water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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