It’s time for a giveaway, and since it’s National Bird Feeding Month and peanuts are great for so many winter birds, why not give away peanuts?
About the Peanuts
Our giveaway prize this month is provided by Wakefield Peanut Company (a division of Monroe Systems for Business) – the same company that has so generously offered an exclusive discount code for Be Your Own Birder readers to save on their own peanut supplies (offer valid through February 29, 2020).
The prize is one that birds and birders alike will love – 10 pounds of raw, shelled redskin peanut hearts. These are bulk premium grade peanuts, without any shells, twigs, or other debris that might fill up space and weight in the bag. The nuts can be fed as-is to birds and other wildlife. Try adding some peanut hearts to birdseed mix in a hopper feeder (if the feeding ports are wide enough for nuts), or use a small dish or tray to offer a handful of peanuts to birds. You can also just toss the nuts on the ground for all your backyard wildlife to share – the squirrels, opossums, raccoons, and other guests will also enjoy this treat. Specialized peanut feeders are also available, but take care that if you use a peanut feeder it ought to be sized for shelled nuts or peanut hearts. Openings intended for whole, in-the-shell nuts may be too big and peanut hearts will fall out very easily.
Wakefield Peanut Company specializes in Virginia peanuts, grown primarily in Virginia and the Carolinas. These are raw nuts and are not intended for human consumption before cooking, but they are suitable to cook in a variety of your favorite recipes – granola, peanut brittle, cookies, and other treats. Just keep those treats to yourself – the sugars, vanilla, and other flavorings that make human treats so tempting aren’t good for birds! Instead, birds will love the treat of nuts straight from the bag.
Enter the Giveaway!
Are you ready to win 10 pounds of peanut hearts? Just answer the following question in the comments below…
What birds enjoy peanuts in your yard?
Be sure to include a valid email address with your comment so you can be contacted if you win! Please note that in order to expedite shipping, the winner’s address will be provided to Wakefield Peanut Company (this prize will not ship directly from Be Your Own Birder). The contest is only open to readers in the continental United States; check the Giveaway Guidelines for further details. By entering, participants agree to those guidelines. Entries will close on February 26, 2020, and a winner will be randomly chosen no later than February 28, 2020. Good luck, and happy birding!
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