Photo credit: Barn Owl Audubon Society Field Guide
e-Newsletter January 14, 2020
All About Birds
We are happy to offer a day "All About Birds" as so many of you share our enthusiasm for our feathered friends and big birds.

Join us Sunday, January 26 at Countryside:

10:30 a.m. "Backyard Birding" Jeff Miller of DeLong Seed Company shares his exciting slide presentation, explaining the difference in feeders and seed so you can enjoy birds at your feeders year round!

12:00 Noon "Talk 'n Gawk Birds of Prey" Mark Spreyer, Award-winning Naturalist, Author and Executive Director of Stillman Nature Center will introduce you to a few of his feathered friends! Don' t miss this unique opportunity to see these magnificent birds of prey up close. Get your autographed copy of Mark's book, When Nature Calls while you are here. Book sale proceeds go back to Stillman Nature Center.

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Meet and Greet" members of the McHenry County Audubon Society and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources: Friends of Volo Bog and Moraine Hills State Park. They will answer questions and introduce you to other birding and outdoor events in our area!

We always have a full house so be sure to reserve a chair for "All About Birds" by emailing back your name and how many will be attending to or call 815-459-8130.
All attendees registered by January 22 will be entered into our prize drawings!
Marcy L Cronin
Have them flocking to your feeders!
Countryside is proud to offer over 15 varieties of seed and suet.

Stock up with our Bird Seed Sale January 15 thru January 28

Save 20% on all feeders, houses and accessories!

Try a different seed!
Buy three 10# bags, save 20% off the 4th one!

$3 off 40# and 50# Bags of Seed

Be sure to get a Frequent Flier Card to earn FREE Bird Seed!

Roads a little slick? Just click here to have bird seed delivered!
Love is in the air! If you've been recently engaged, or know someone who has, we would love to meet and hear all about their dream wedding!

We are the Floral Sponsor for Star 105.5 28th Annual Bridal Show Sunday, January 26 at Crystal Lake Holiday Inn from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meet us at the show and enjoy our stage decorations, centerpieces, bridal bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres worn by the Star 105.5 personalities!
Add fresh air and beat the winter blues with tropical houseplants!

We just refilled our greenhouses with lush tropical houseplants and unique cacti and succulents!

Look around your home and see where you could brighten an area with shades of green!

40% Off Houseplant
Sale Starts
Wednesday, January 15

Click here for details on our houseplant seminar and succulent workshop, Saturday, February 1
Be inspired to add to your landscape with a visit to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show!

Countryside is planning a trip to the show on Thursday, March 19!

Reservations are $35 per person and include round trip transportation, your ticket to get into the Flower and Garden Show and "Best New Plants for 2020" presentation on the way downtown! The bus will depart Countryside at 8:30 a.m. and leave Navy Pier at 3:30 p.m. to return to Countryside.

Tickets available on a first come basis so don't delay, stop in and sign up today!
Provide a natural habitat!
Our feathered friends need places in winter to be safe from predators, a place to gather and stay protected from the elements.

KC suggests planting a mix of evergreens in your landscape. Yews, Arborvitae, Pine and Spruce provide privacy, a noise barrier, texture and color you can enjoy year round while providing a needed habitat for backyard birds.

Start your plant list from our online Plant Finder and see the many varieties that Countryside has to offer. Plan now for a landscape that provides your feathered friends a year-round, natural habitat!
Christmas Tree Light Repairs
If you had some lights out on your pre-lit tree this year, bring it in now, BEFORE FEBRUARY 1 and let our light expert, Luz, repair your tree lights so you can enjoy a brighter 2020 Holiday Season!
5301 E. Terra Cotta Ave (Rte 176), Crystal Lake
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