By popular request, Acorn Naturalists created this set of nine feather replicas from common species on one page (from the 63 we offer). These accurate, life-size feather replicas are scanned directly from permitted feather collections. Use these feather replicas to “seed” trails and have young explorers find and collect them. Spread them out on a table and have students organize, classify, and study key feather features. Our feather replicas are precisely laser-cut and presented on a template sheet; each feather “pops out” individually. The template is printed on thick, waterproof paper made from inorganic materials. No trees or toxic agents (such as bleaching chemicals) are used in the manufacture of this green resource. As needed, the feathers can be cleaned in warm soapy water. Feather replicas are recommended for ages 8 to adult.
This "sampler" template features the following species: barn owl, blue jay, cardinal, crow, hummingbird, killdeer, mockingbird, mourning dove, and red-tailed hawk.
The individual feathers shown on the left below the main image are paired: the first one is the dorsal (top) side, the second is the ventral (under) side of the feather. The individual feathers shown occur in the order listed above. Feather replicas are printed on both sides (thus showing both the dorsal and ventral side of each feather).
Template Dimensions: 11" L x 8½" H (folded in the center)