Author, bird expert leads visitors on walks at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Rick Wright, a New Jersey author and authority on birds, will spend three days next month at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park in Superior as an “ornithologist in residence.” Mr. Wright is known as a leader at Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and author of the American Birding Association’s “Field Guide to Birds of Arizona.” He […]

Gold Canyon resident guides upcoming arboretum bird walk

Author and avian expert guide Homer Hansen recently proved the adage that good things come in threes. He led his guided bird walk followers to see a family of three blue grosbeaks near the picnic area at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, three separate and distinct zone-tailed hawks and three of the four Cooper’s hawk siblings still at […]

Dragonfly aerobatics entertain, inform at arboretum

A morning walk Sunday, July 22, will provide visitors to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum with a glimpse into aerobatics and life cycles of dragonflies. Guided by Maricopa Audubon program director Laurie Nessel, the walk is included with $12.50 daily admission ($5 for ages 5-12 and free to BTA annual members and Arizona State Parks passholders). […]

Boyce Thompson Arboretum to host all-female Learn Your Lizards walk

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior is hosting an all-female Learn Your Lizards guided walk with Arizona State professor Heather Bateman and Audrey Owens of the Arizona Game and Fish Department leading the way. This event begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 8 and will last for two hours. The cost is that of daily […]

Spiders, scorpions at arboretum’s June 30 family night

Parents can bring their kids for a special after-hours family evening June 30 at Boyce Thompson Arboretum to learn fact from fiction about scorpions and spiders. The special “creepy crawlies” evening is open to all, not just BTA annual members. Non-member signup is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 5-12. Arboretum annual members and […]

Experts provide photo help for beginners

An experienced photographer will provide help for beginners 9 a.m. Sunday, June 17, during a workshop at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 Arboretum Way. Five photographers who have taken pictures of people and landscapes from Arizona to Europe volunteer one day each month for the sessions, which provide information as well as an outdoor photo […]

Tour demonstrates desert can be delicious

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum invites visitors to explore the Curandero Trail to learn about edible and medicinal desert plants 8-9 a.m. Saturday, June 2. The arboretum is at 37615 Arboretum Way, Superior. The trail is not suitable for those who use wheelchairs or walkers. Admission to the arboretum is $12.50 for adults, $5 for children […]

Outdoor artists greet guests during May 12 reception in Superior

The Sonoran Outdoor Painters group will display new works and meet visitors 9 a.m.- noon, Saturday, May 12, at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 Arboretum Way, Superior. Over the past year, members focused their brushstrokes on the eucalyptus trees, magma cliffs and varied plants and terrain of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, according to information provided by […]

Arboretum designs photo session for beginners

  The Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 Arboretum Way, Superior, will be the site of an informal photo workshop for beginners, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Five Valley photographers, who have photographed landscapes and people from Arizona to the Mediterranean, volunteer a day each month at the arboretum coaching beginners. The goal is to share a […]

Digital photo discussion open to all skill levels

All photographers who enjoy digital image post-processing are invited to meet 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 19, in the Smith Building lecture room at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. The recurring session includes programs and platforms beyond Lightroom and Photoshop. There’s no additional charge to attend. Admission to the arboretum, 37615 Arboretum Way, Superior, is $12.50 for […]