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Welcome Nature Lover to our Labor Day newsletter!


Labor Day SALE


Not going out of town this weekend? Neither are we! Come by the store on Monday, September 3rd for extra savings and help us celebrate Labor Day. Take 20% off everything in the store. This is a savings event you won't want to miss.

(Discount applies to regular priced merchandise. May not be combined with any other offers.)


Stonewood Offer Extended


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Stonewood birdfeeders are about as environmentally “green” as you can get. Each feeder is fabricated from recycled milk jugs. Not only are they attractive, but they are designed to be very functional as well. Many people have reported that squirrels don’t like the taste of the plastic and won’t chew on these feeders. We have a nice selection available in both green and brown colors. Purchase any Stonewood feeder between now and September 15 and get a 20-pound bag of Deluxe Blend Birdseed FREE!

(Offer limited to in-stock merchandise only. May not be combined with any other promotions or offers. Offer ends September 15, 2007 or while supplies last.)


Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Challenge


Test your knowledge of nature. Print this quiz and answer all the questions. Bring your completed form to the store. Those with the correct answers will have their choice of a free gift: either a decorative glass garden accent on a stick or their choice of a CD or cassette from a selection of great music. You will also be entered in a drawing for a Stonewood birdfeeder, just like the one pictured above.


1. How many different hummingbird species are in North America?

( ) 325

( ) 18

( ) about 1,000

( ) Whoa, I didn't know there would be math questions.


2. When do American Robins normally nest?

( ) April through July

( ) Whenever they want, they're Americans.

( ) Winter

( ) When American Batmans nest.


3. How far will a Red-winged Blackbird typically fly to search for food?

( ) 5 miles

( ) 2 miles

( ) Up to 50 miles

( ) To the nearest fast-food restaurant.


4. During hot weather, how much water can a House Finch drink in one day?

( ) 60% of their body weight

( ) Uh-oh, more math.

( ) 40% of their body weight

( ) 100% of your body weight


5. Why do woodpeckers have air bubbles in their skulls?

( ) So other birds can call them “airheads”.

( ) Scientists aren't sure why.

( ) They act as shock absorbers to protect their brains

( ) With all that pecking, their brains bounce from one bubble to another.


6. How many different kinds of squirrels are native to the Dallas-Fort Worth area?

( ) 2

( ) 3

( ) Too many!

( ) 5


Because our last month’s flyer was late, we’ve extended the contest deadline until September 15. We’ll even give you a hint: the answer to question 4 is either 40%, 60%, or 100% depending on which scientific report you are reading. Only 5 more questions to go. Let’s get cracking!


Upcoming Events


Cedar Hill State Park Events for Labor Day Weekend:


Friday, August 31, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - “Silent Birds of the Night - Owls” Considered some of the most efficient hunters, owls prowl the night sky with the aim and precision of bats. Find out why they are actually a beneficial part of our society. Learn about the owls found in the park and listen to what their calls sound like.


Saturday, September 1, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Get to Know the Trees. Learn to identify the trees of the area by looking at leaves, branches, and bark. Learn some of the stories behind the trees as well.


Saturday, September 1, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Reptiles - Our Scaly Skinned Friends. Hear about the reptiles found in the area and look and feel some live ones too.


There is no cost for the programs, but there is an entrance fee into the park - $5/adult, children 12 and under free. Call 972-291-3900 x232 for further information on programs.


Cedar Hill State Park is located on Joe Pool Lake. Fishing, swimming,

boating, and leisurely walks through the woods are just some of the other exciting things the park has to offer.


You can visit the park’s website for lots more information: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/cedar_hill/


Monday, September 3 - Labor Day. The store will be open. We will also be running our regular same day free delivery service.


Use the On-Line Delivery Service!


Don’t forget to use the on-line website www.franksbirds.com to order seed, suet, books, and lots of other things. You can download our latest order form and email it to the store. Orders received by noon will be delivered the same day FREE. There are several catalog pages where you can browse our products. You can also phone your order to the store before noon and get same day delivery. There’s even a blog where you can share your birding experiences, post pictures, ask a question, or just read the mail. We’d like to see more orders from Rockwall county to make the delivery runs more efficient. Keep your birds happy - keep your feeders full!


Besides the website, you can order for the free delivery program two other ways:

            1. Call the store and place your order over the phone.

            2. Just send us an email, to wbumesquite@sbcglobal.net. Just tell us what you need.




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Sincerely,
“Big” Frank, “Little” Frank and Perla Knutzen
Wild Birds Unlimited of Mesquite TX
1100 N Town East Blvd. Suite 107
Mesquite, TX 75150-4679
Email: wbumesquite@sbcglobal.net
Web:
www.wbu.com/mesquite
Phone: (972) 682-5121

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