Op Ed on Animal Rescue: For Wildlife, It’s Nursery Season. Please Don’t Steal Their Babies.

This New York Times opinion piece by Margaret Renkl, a contributing Opinion writer who covers flora, fauna, politics and culture in the American South, was published June 7, 2021.

Her plea to concerned amateur naturalists is this: “The best thing to do for a healthy nestling is always to return it to the nest. If the parents are alive, they’ll start caring for their baby again.”

Fawn rescue, Florida Fish and Wildlife Rescue

Her suggestions? Contact your nearest wildlife rehabilitation center. In Baltimore County’s instance this would be the Phoenix Wildlife Center Animal Rehabilitation Center.