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 […]

Bid bye-bye to buzzards this weekend at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

This week brings the Autumnal Equinox, observed by cultures from the ancient Greeks to Aboriginal Australians. In Pinal County, our own Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 U.S. Highway 60 in Superior, celebrates a sure sign of fall with the annual departure of the seasonal resident turkey vultures (also called buzzards). On Saturday Sept. 23, join Arizona […]

Arboretum events this weekend spotlight desert edibles, mushrooms

Native Sonoran desert plants and mushrooms will be featured in events taking place Sunday, July 23, at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 U.S. Highway 60 in Superior. •Taste Desert Edibles: Learn some of the edible and medicinal uses for native Sonoran desert plants on a leisurely guided walk at 8 a.m. Sunday. Apache Junction resident and […]

Learn about lizards at Boyce Thompson Arboretum weekly in June

Colorful, comical, skittering lizards are the hook for summertime lizard walks at Boyce Thompson Arboretum guided by outdoor educator “Wild Man Phil” Rakoci. Attend his excursion Saturday, June 10, and you’re likely to learn about more than just herps (that’s short for herpetology, the formal name for scientific study of reptiles). “My goal is introducing […]