A unique blend of seeds with the shells removed so that there will be less waste under the feeder. NO SHELLS means NO GERMINATION and LITTLE WASTE, reducing the problem of unwanted weeds in your flower gardens. Although the initial cost of the blend is somewhat higher than our other wild bird seed mixes it still offers the best value because it does not contain shells. During the late winter storms, spring migratory birds that rely on insects and fruit for survival may use this soft blend as a temporary source of food. This highly recommended - time tested blend, will attract a broad range of wild birds to your backyard.