a northern forest pinwheel

each fallen feather found on the trail strikes me as such a valuable treasure, that this collection, all in one place, feels like some kind of fort knox of feathers.

collected feathers of eastern north american birds (including at least the following: great horned owl, barred owl, wild turkey, pheasant, ruffed grouse, blue jay, cardinal, yellow-shafted flicker, canada goose, herring gull)

mostly from my back yard, turtle lake, mn


  • Candice says:

    Stunning. Truly a treasure.

  • Mimi says:

    Thank you for these beautiful, elegant reminders of how important it is to get outside and experience nature. I am curious, from which kind of bird is the striped feather at about 12 o’clock on the pinwheel? I recently found one just like it!

    • Hi Mimi, that’s a wing feather of a wild turkey.

  • Rachel says:

    Hey there, just so you know…it is illegal to collect bird feathers and you can be fined if US Fish and Wildlife Services were to find this.


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