AZGFD Summer Wildlife Series begins Friday

The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Summer Wildlife Series begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the Mohave County Library - Kingman.

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Summer Wildlife Series begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the Mohave County Library - Kingman.

KINGMAN – The ever-popular summer wildlife series from Arizona Game and Fish kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with a presentation on Venomous Critters at Mohave County Library, 3269 N. Burbank St.

With a large crowd expected for the first program, it will be held in the main library, so there will be plenty of seating for everyone, said Debbie Rusk, assistant librarian.

“It’s a family event, so there’s something for everyone,” she said. “The kids love the ‘ooh’ factor and everyone in the audience loves the hands-on displays and the fun and entertaining way that Game and Fish presents the program. And it’s free.”

The remaining schedule includes Striper Fishing on June 16; Bighorn Sheep on July 21; and Backyard Habitat on Aug. 18. Seating is limited to the first 50 people, and the room is usually packed.

Rusk said a lot of people move to Kingman and Arizona when they retire, and they’re curious about the wildlife that’s out there in desert.

It was at Rusk’s request that Game and Fish scheduled the Backyard Habitat program.

“Our summer reading program is about making a better world and a big thing we can do is make a habitat in your backyard,” she said.

The National Wildlife Federation certifies backyard habitats that provide water, cover, seeds and grass and other welcoming environments for bees and birds to reproduce. Rusk herself has a certified backyard habitat.

Admission to the entire Wildlife Series is free and all ages are welcome.