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From Missouri Conservationist: Jun 2002

image of baby birdBaby Birds

In early summer, little feathered balls of fluff, like this fledgling summer tanager, abound in our forests, fields and suburbs. Hatchlings of most bird species grow rapidly and leave their nest 8 to 14 days after emerging from the eggs. They often appear helpless and abandoned, but usually one or both parents are waiting nearby to feed and protect them during this period of transition.

This Issue's Staff

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Circulation - Bertha Bainer