Minor Q: I remember my mom being super-strict about not picking up or touching bird feathers if we were out on a walk because “birds carry disease.” Is this a real thing? My 4-year-old found a beautiful bluebird feather the other day, and I told her not to touch it. 🙁 We love nature and…

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