Boyce Thompson / Grab & Go


Boyce Thompson / Grab & Go
Fri, March 20 2020, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm


Boyce Thompson Arboretum Date: Friday March 20, 2020

Accommodations: Day Trip None Needed

Reserve your trip at: Car Pool: Sundial at 0930, leave at 0945

Pre-Meeting: None Necessary
Travel Time: 37615 E Arboretum Way Superior, AZ 1 hr. 19 Minutes Restaurant: Porter's Café 404 Main Street Superior, AZ
Entrance Fee: $15.00
Accessibility: All dirt trails 50% hilly 50% level can be muddy in wet weather.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum is the largest and oldest botanical garden in the state of Arizona. It is one of the oldest botanical institutions west of the Mississippi. Founded in 1924 as a desert plant research facility and “living museum”, the Arboretum is located in the Sonoran Desert on 392 acres (158.6 ha) along Queen Creek and beneath the towering volcanic remnant, Picketpost Mountain. Because the BTA is a riparian zone, the park attracts Sonoran Desert wildlife and migrating birds. Visitors have seen bobcats, javelinas, coatimundis, rattlesnakes, gila monsters, hawks, hummingbirds, and vultures. 270 bird species have been spotted in the park and the Audubon Society has designated the Arboretum as an Important Bird Area. This trip is planned to go first to Porters Café for an early lunch, then to the Arboretum where they have a Wild Flower Walk at 1 PM.


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