With the opportunity to infuse the love for animals and learning into one, kids have the chance to get involved with much more than just an exciting “Call of Duty” match or intriguing five-season Netflix series this summer.
A “News Briefs” item of the AFN on Sunday, Feb. 16 featured snake safety advice from the Phoenix Herpetological Society. Wrong is “an estimated 80 percent of rattlesnake bites happen when homeowners take matters into their own hands.”
Reindeer-schmeindeer. Santa’s pets aren’t nearly as popular in the Valley this time of year as the scaley, slithering creatures at Phoenix Herpetological Society. The non-profit throws open its doors for holiday tours, which often sell out.
Owners of The Lakes Golf Course have decided not to continue to fill a lake on Lakeside Boulevard in Ahwatukee now that the golf course has shut down for business. That is forcing the neighboring homeowners association’s pond to dry up and residents are scrambling to save stranded fish and turtles.
One arrived before Rudy Valee and the other a year before The Beatles, but together they made beautiful music in nurturing a piece of Ahwatukee that spanned the decades between the roaring ‘20s and this year’s cold winter rains.
Enjoy a family day at Whole Foods where local farmers market favorites like Paletas Betty, Desert Roots Farm, Nutswhat, and Copper Creek Cheesecake fill the parking lot alongside food trucks, chalk artists, live music and kids activities.
Meet Diablo, a 6-foot-long anaconda living inside a work of art.
The snake is among the attractions at ASU Art Museum’s First
Saturday for Families — a free way to get a little kid-friendly
exposure to the arts.
As the weather warms, the Phoenix Herpetological Society is
receiving calls to remove snakes from backyards and others areas,
and wants to remind people about living safely with these wildlife.
Most important is to look where you are stepping or reaching
outdoors, and avoid sticking your hands in areas where you can't
see what you may be touching. Another tip for living with snakes
safely includes carrying a flashlight after dark and walking away
if you encounter a snake.
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 2: What are your thoughts on the restriction on RU486 and should the state continue to pursue the case to the Supreme Court?