Author and biologist Jim Cornett will talk about desert animals at the Rancho Mirage Public Library today.
The topic of the free 2 p.m. talk is “Living on the Desert’s Edge.”
Cornett is a well-known naturalist in the Southwest and has written several books on desert wildlife, library spokeswoman Susan Cook said.
Cornett will describe “both humorous and frightening experiences dealing with rattlesnakes, bighorn sheep, and a variety of other creatures that have taken up residence in his yard, slept on his patio and entered his home.”
For the past 10 years, Cornett and his wife Terry have lived in a home surrounded on three sides by wilderness that is part of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Cook said.
Cornett’s books will be available for signing and purchase.
Cornett also writes a column for The Desert Sun.
Seating is first come, first served.
The library is located at 71-100 Highway 111.