Natalie Foster, 3, of Findlay, above, inspects a feather from a Royal Palm turkey at the Hancock Park District’s “Wee Ones” program on feathers held Monday at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve’s Discovery Center. About 40 children, ages 3 and under, attended the program. Chris Allen, a program specialist with the park district, raises Royal Palm turkeys on her farm near Van Buren. Below, 1-year-old Zachary Foster, of Findlay, enjoys digging through all the feathery things on a display table during the program. Monday’s program showed the children that birds use their feathers for more than flying. Allen said there are feathers for flight, show and camouflage, keeping warm, keeping dry, floating, walking on snow and even digging. (Photos by Denise Grant)

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