In most cases, collecting feathers in the United States is illegal under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which prohibits the possession of bird feathers, parts, and eggs. But that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to enjoy a feather-finding hobby.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working my way through a HarvardX course titled “Tangible Things.” The course focuses on material culture–“stuff,” in a word–and it’s given me ample opportunity to reflect on the histories inherent in even the most mundane objects of everyday life.
A gem of a Common Raven feather that I observed in Big Bend National Park. National Parks, Wildlife Reserves, and Preserves are the lifeblood of our nation's natural resources, irreplaceable heirlooms from our land's genesis. I recently found a poem that I wrote three years ago in eighth grade. Keeping in character, I chose to… Continue reading A little poem