Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed
The summer flower-adorned wreath outside the Cassville Democrat office played host to three baby birds this summer. Their mother, who began building a nest in the wreath several months ago, startled many newspaper customers as they entered or exited the office on Main Street. Last Wednesday, the baby birds took their first flight, leaving the wreath behind. The photo above was taken just a few days before the fledglings departed their nest.