Even though it was a chilly, gray day, I went outside to clean out one of my flower beds this afternoon. There was of bunch of fuzzy stuff in one spot in the bed, and when I brushed it aside I was startled by movement. There, in a small depression, was a nest of at least five baby rabbits. The one whose movement had startled me crawled out of the nest and wandered around for a while until it found its way back to the nest.
I was worried that they would be too cold tonight without their furry covering. So when I was done working in the garden, I tore up some cotton balls and put a very thin, porous layer over the nest.
I did a bit of research on the internet, and discovered that mother rabbits only come to the nest a couple times a day to nurse their babies, usually around dawn and dusk. They looked well-fed, so they had probably not been abandoned. I just hope mother is not alarmed when she sees the cotton that I had placed over her babies.
UPDATE: When I looked at the nest this morning, the cotton had been moved away, so the mother obviously came to nurse her babies.