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Planting flowering trees and shrubs is a good start to creating a backyard habitat for wildlife, which will be the topic of Friday’s wildlife series presentation by Arizona Game and Fish at Kingman Library. The National Wildlife Federation has a grading system to certify backyard habitats.

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Secrets to turning your home into a bird refuge revealed at Friday’s wildlife series presentation

Living in the Mojave Desert has its perks, like looking outside your window and spotting a cottontail in your backyard, or watching a mother quail and her chicks march past your home.