I pick-up feathers and I use them to engage and teach my students and daughter. Fostering wonder in young people is an important aspect of preserving what we love into the future. Let's use common sense folks. Send the feds to get me if you must.
From: Martha McClintock <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Feather Atlas: useful link
I said that I appreciate all the information that I get from the
knowledgeable birders on VtBird and I got some info as a result of today's
post. Apparently, when I brought home five feathers that I found when
walking in the woods this summer, I have broken federal law. Please be
assured that the five feathers have already been returned to the woods
(although not necessarily in the place where they were found) as I like to
think of myself as a law abiding person. My apologies and thanks,Sue, or
letting me know.
On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 8:27 AM, Martha McClintock
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> I enjoy the links, birding sites, and articles suggested by VtBirders and
> hope that someone will enjoy knowing about this site as well.
> As I walk and enjoy all things outdoors (including birds!), I sometimes
> see a lost feather and have been collecting the interesting ones I have
> found. A website at http://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/ is very useful
> for identifying the feathers. Yesterday, I found a very handsome ruffed
> grouse tail feather that I could identify using the Feather Atlas.