This summer, there's been a lot of discarded bird feathers around the yard. Perhaps it is because the birds were coming to the feeders and baths more steadily in the heat and drought.
Somewhere along the line, I started picking up some of the more colorful ones and throwing them in a container inside the front door. I sent a packet of the 'fluffy' ones to a relative for fly tying and sent an envelope of some colorful ones to an international friend.
Any of you artistic folks that make multi-media art or jewelry pieces (Laura, Becca, Cindy, Kat, etc.) need any feathers?