This male Cardinal would like to remind you that Monday, October 3, is the deadline for ordering specially formulated birdseed and other bird treats from the Audubon Nature Center. (Original photo by Terry LeBaron)

Jamestown, NY – With fall just around the corner, now is the time to stock up on birdseed to be sure our feathered friends visit your home throughout the winter.

Monday, October 3, is the deadline for placing orders for the Audubon Nature Center’s fall sale of a variety of birdseeds and related items. In addition to the exclusively formulated Conewango Blend for local birds, specialty seeds, “cakes,” suet cage feeders, and other treats are also available.

Your many choices can be found by clicking on the “Bird Seed” page or calling the Nature Center at (716) 569-2345 during business hours.

Orders can be submitted online, phoned, mailed, or faxed. Friends of the Nature Center receive an 18% discount on pre-ordered birdseed. (You can become a member by clicking on “Membership” at

Orders will be ready for pick-up on Saturday, October 15, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and volunteers will help you load your vehicle. The downloadable and printable order form on the website includes a coupon for an additional 10% off anything in the Blue Heron Gift Shop, good only on October 15.

All proceeds benefit the Nature Center’s programs, exhibits, buildings and grounds.

Conewango Blend is available year-round at the Blue Heron Gift Shop in the Nature Center and at the Ashville General Store, Ashville, NY; Bridgeview One Stop, Bemus Point, NY; Hamlet Farms, Sheridan, NY; Herbs R4U, Jamestown, NY; Warren True Value, Warren, PA; Lakewood Apothecary, Lakewood, NY; Lighthouse Point Grocery, Mayville, NY; Oneida Lumber, Warren, PA; Russell Veterinary Hospital, Russell, PA; and Wegmans, Lakewood, NY. You can find it seasonally at Anderson’s Produce in Jamestown, NY, and Robert’s Nursery in Kennedy, NY.

The Audubon Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. Building and Blue Heron Gift Shop hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Trails, gardens, arboretum, picnic tables, and Bald Eagle viewing are open dawn to dusk every day.

To learn more about the Center and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit