Guest post by Cheryl Conley, Vice President – TWRC Wildlife Center
It’s that time of year again: baby bird season. You may see baby birds wandering around outside of their nests. When a bird leaves the nest it needs practice learning how to fly, just like toddlers need practice learning how to walk. This process is called fledging. At this point the baby doesn’t have proper feathering to allow flight and may be on the ground a few days until its wing and tail feathers grow a little more. The parents stay nearby and tend to the baby. The best thing you can do for the bird is to leave it alone. If it’s in harm’s way because of dogs and cats, you can move it but keep it as close to the nest as possible.  For more information on wildlife or to volunteer, call TWRC WILDLIFE CENTER at 713-468-8972 or go to