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.”

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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.