When you find a feather on the ground, what does it mean?
It is the time of year when obvious change is occurring in nature — almost everywhere it seems. The leaves on the trees and shrubs turn color and fall to the ground. The green of the grass fades to brown. Even domestic pets are shedding their summer coats to grow winter ones. Therefore, it would seem logical that wild birds would be changing their feathers also, a process called molting.