Carefree Desert Gardens Seminar: Living With Urban Wildlife


Mother Bobcat on wall_JulianUBA4898_0029 300resLiving in Arizona we see many species of wildlife – small to large, flying to four-legged. As natural habitats and native food sources shrink, we see “urban wildlife” venturing into our neighborhoods and our yards. Inviting wildlife into our living space can be enjoyable to observe. Sometimes it can create problems.

On February 20, Carefree Desert Gardens welcomes Darren Julian, Urban Wildlife Specialist for Arizona Game and Fish Department, Region 6. With a B.S. degree in Wildlife Conservation Biology from ASU, Julian has been with the department for 15 years. He is frequently called upon to resolve wildlife conflicts statewide.

Learn how to coexist with Arizona’s wildlife in our urban areas. Find out how to prevent problems with wildlife before they occur, and how to safely invite them into our yards and ways to discourage them if you choose.

The program, usually including a plant raffle, will begin at 9:30am and run approximately until 12pm in the Town Council Chambers located in the U.S. Post Office Building, 100 Easy Street, Carefree. A $5 (or more) donation is appreciated to support these programs. For information call 480.488.3686. Come early as seating is limited.

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