Magma Copper smelter multimedia exhibition at Boyce Thompson Arboretum begins Nov. 20

In collaboration with Resolution Copper, Boyce Thompson Arboretum is hosting a multimedia exhibition to coincide with the removal of the last buildings and structures of the historic Magma Copper Co. smelter at Superior. “The six-month exhibition honors the Magma Copper smelter’s cultural significance as a landmark in the community, its place in Superior’s mining history […]

ASU geologist leads Aug. 25 rock walk at arboretum

Geologist and Arizona State University Professor Steve Semken is to lead a walking tour at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior. See rocks and volcanic formations along the arboretum’s main trail on a guided tour that compresses almost two billion years of geologic history into just over one educational hour, […]

Edible, medicinal desert plants walking tour at arboretum

Edible and medicinal desert plants walking tours are 8-9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1, at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior. Prickly pear cactus fruits yield more than just a colorful margarita mixer. They’re nutritious and have a unique taste, according to a release. Both the pads and fruit of these cacti are […]

Author takes arboretum visitors on bird walks

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 […]

Arboretum hosts natural remedies, herb walks and classes June 23-24

Sedona herbalist Feather Jones is hosting back-to-back guided morning walks that will explore the Curandero Trail and the herb garden June 23-24 at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior. The walks will be followed by workshops in an air-conditioned lecture room where the herbalist will coach enrollees Saturday (“Desert Herbs to Support the Immune System”) […]

‘Creepy Crawlies’ evening raises money for arboretum

Boyce Thompson Arboretum will open 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 30, for a special family after-hours event called “Creepy Crawlies.” Designed to raise money during a time when visitation dips at the arboretum, 37615 Arboretum Way, Superior, the evening will separate fact from fiction about scorpions, snakes and spiders, according to a release. Admission is $20 […]

Arboretum class May 27 on taking better photos with a smartphone

Valley photographer Alex Coleman is teaching “10 tips for better smartphone photos” at an informal 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 27, class at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 Arboretum Way in Superior. He is donating his time and enrollment proceeds to benefit the arboretum’s gardens, according to a release. Do you love taking pictures on your […]

Morning butterfly walks set for the season at arboretum

Summer is for the butterflies at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 Arboretum Way, Superior. On Saturdays, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22 and on into the fall on Oct. 27, the arboretum plays host to guided butterfly walks, which take place between 8:30-10 a.m. depending on the date. Visitors will see, photograph and learn […]

Arboretum visitors taste desert edibles on tour

The desert holds a variety of tastes and textures in the plants that have fed, clothed and healed people for 1,000 years. Choctaw Nation member and ethno-botanist Dave Morris will guide visitors on a one-hour walk 8-9 a.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 Arboretum Way, Superior, to see prickly pear cacti, […]

Boyce Thompson Arboretum has new summer hours, nature walks, gallery plus Bluegrass

While temperatures heat up, Boyce Thompson Arboretum has lots to offer during its summer hours, from music to new nature walks and a gallery featuring artwork of the arboretum’s scenery. Before adjusted hours during summer months begin, a high-energy Bluegrass “Americana” band will perform 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28 in the picnic area for those […]