‘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 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”) […]

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 […]

Pinal County gardeners end spring season with birds, bees, moths, more

Hummingbirds, orioles, honeybees, moths, butterflies and flies provide a critical horticultural service along with a dose of color and activity, and local gardeners can help make sure East Valley homeowners have the right plants to make their yards the first choice of pollinators. Gardeners from Apache Junction and Gold Canyon volunteer with Pinal County Cooperative […]

Buzzards back at Boyce for Pinal County tradition

Spring begins this month, and a Boyce Thompson Arboretum vernal ritual will take place Saturday, March 31, with a 7 a.m. vulture viewing. The arboretum, 37615 US 60, Superior, celebrates one sure sign of the season with the annual arrival of resident turkey vultures. Arizona State University professor Dave Pearson will salute the birds from […]

Arboretum, other state parks offer New Year’s Day hikes, events for sixth year

  This year is the 6th annual national collaboration of all 50 state park systems across the nation hosting guided “First Day Hikes” on New Year’s Day. The National Association of State Park Directors encourages everyone to kick off the new year with a guided hike, walk or tour in any of the participating state […]

Fall plant sale, charity motorcycle ride and more events coming this month to the far east Valley

Editor’s note: Items on the entertainment page run free of charge as space is available for events in the area. Please submit items by e-mail to qcnews@newszap.com. OCT. 14-29 SUPERIOR — Arboretum Fall Plant Sale: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 E. US Highway 60. 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. $12.50 adults, $5 children ages 5-12, free to […]