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Special Event: Community Event, Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting, For the Family
7th Annual Prickly Pear Festival
The Seventh Annual Prickly Pear Festival hosted by the Superior Chamber of Commerce will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in the quaint and dynamic mountain town of Superior, Arizona. The festival celebrates all the edible wonders of the Sonoran Des...
Superior Town Hall
Superior, AZ

Sat 8/18/18 at 7am-6pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop, Photography
Digital Photographers Roundtable: LightRoom, Photoshop & Beyond
Photographers of all skill levels who enjoy digital image post-processing are welcome at this informal classroom gathering in the Smith Building Lecture Room. Beginners are definitely welcome to attend this once-a-month meetup, which includes programs and ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 8/18/18 at 10am-12pm
Special Event: Nature
Guided Bird Walk with Chrissy Kondrat-Smith
Az Game and Fish’s Chrissy Kondrat-Smith guides the search for Violet-green Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler and other colorful species on their Friday bird walk around the main trail. Arboretum guided bird walks are an ideal way to get into ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 8/18/18 at 6:30am-8:30am
Special Event: Tour, Nature, For the Family, Gardening
Sunday Tree Tours at Boyce Thompson Arboretum with Jeff Payne
Since an Arboretum is a living collection of trees - what guided tour could be more fitting here than a once-a-month "Trees of BTA" guided walk? Certified Arborist Jeff Payne invites those who love all things sylvan and want to learn more about trees to be...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 8/19/18 at 8am-9:30am
Sun 9/16/18 at 8am-9:30am
Sun 10/21/18 at 1:30pm-3pm
Special Event: Community Event, Nature
Butterfly Walks at the Arboretum
Join us for a guided butterfly walk each month of the Spring and Summer – a walking tour to see, photograph and learn about colorful species ranging from Empress Leilia to Queen, Spring Azure and more. ASU researcher Ron Rutowski guides the butterfly walk...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 8/25/18 at 8:30am-10am
Special Event: Community Event, Nature
Geology Guided Walk with Steve Semken
Learn about rocks and volcanic formations along our main trail on a tour with Steve Semken as your guide. His lively tour compresses almost two billion years of geologic history into just over one educational hour! Learn about Pinal schist, the volcanic or...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 8/25/18 at 8am-9am
Special Event: Nature, Tour, For the Family, Green/Environmental, Gardening
Edible Desert Plants: Walk & Taste at the Arboretum
Have you tasted the sweet, unique flour that can be ground from mesquite pods? How about prickly pear cactus fruit jelly, or a nopalito - the pickled strips of a prickly pear cactus pad? Desert plant enthusiast Jim Shepherd guides a one-hour Saturday wal...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 9/1/18 at 8am-9:30am
Special Event: For the Family, Gardening, Green/Environmental, History/Science, Talks/Lectures
Arboretum Pictures From The Past - Slideshow & History Talk
Phoenix historian and author Sylvia Lee guides monthly walking tours narrating nuggets of Arboretum history - and shares her collected photographs and anecdotes with special indoor lecture room slideshows May 6 and also July 7. Learn more about venerable 1...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 9/2/18 at 10am-11am
Special Event: Community Event, Talks/Lectures
Pictures From Our Past – Slideshow & History Talk
Phoenix historian and author Sylvia Lee guides monthly walking tours narrating nuggets of Arboretum history – and putting her anecdotes in perspective next to 1920s structures, and the very first trees planted here. Starting at 10:00 a.m., Sylvia hosts ano...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 9/2/18 at 10am-12pm
Special Event: Nature
Guided Friday Bird Walks
Engaging Friday bird walk guide Lisa Murphy invites all who love birds to join her for a walk around the main trail every other Friday. Arboretum guided bird walks are an ideal way to get into birding and to sharpen your skills – beginners are welcome. No ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Fri 9/7/18 at 8:30am-10am
Special Event: Nature, Tour, For the Family
Learn Your Lizards: Guided Walk With Wild Man Phil
Why do Arizona lizards do pushups to display their blue bellies? Join a summertime guided tour with 'Wild Man Phil' to learn why native reptiles have azure abs. Boyce Thompson Arboretum is theideal place to observe Tree, Side-blotched and Greater Earless L...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 9/8/18 at 8am-9:30am
Special Event: Community Event, Painting, Class/Workshop
Carla Keaton ‘Paint and Wine’ Class
Take home your own unique painting of the Outback Bridge over Silver King Wash after Carla Keaton’s two-hour class for novice artists Sept 9. “Paint-and-Wine classes are loads of fun,” says Carla, “and Arboretum participants will learn to paint very simpli...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 9/9/18 at 12pm-2pm
Art: Painting, Art Talk, Gallery, Multimedia, Class/Workshop
Keaton Fine Art Paint and Wine Classes
Carla Keaton, owner of the Keaton Fine Art Gallery, is leading a summer series of ‘Paint and Wine’ classes Sundays July 15, August 12, September 9. “They’re loads of fun,” says Carla, “and Arboretum participants will learn to paint very simplified scenes ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 9/9/18 at 12pm-2pm
Special Event: Community Event, Photography, Class/Workshop
Photography for Beginners: Informal Workshop & Sunday Outdoor Shoot
Valley photographers MiMi, Jack, Tim, Mark and Kathy have photographed landscapes and people from Arizona to the Mediterranean, criss-crossing America, west to east and north to south exploring national parks, urban landscapes and exploring subjects throug...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 9/16/18 at 9am-3pm
Special Event: Nature
Guided Friday Bird Walks
Engaging Friday bird walk guide Lisa Murphy invites all who love birds to join her for a walk around the main trail every other Friday. Arboretum guided bird walks are an ideal way to get into birding and to sharpen your skills – beginners are welcome. No ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Fri 9/21/18 at 8:30am-10am
Special Event: Community Event, Nature
Butterfly Walks at the Arboretum
Join us for a guided butterfly walking tour to see, photograph and learn about colorful species ranging from Empress Leilia to Queen, Spring Azure and more. Adriane Grimaldi guides this leisurely, slow-paced guided tour proceeds along paths that are wheelc...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 9/22/18 at 9am-10:30am
Special Event: Tour, Nature
General Guided Tour of the Arboretum
Arboretum volunteers narrate the history of Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden; point out colorful plants and birds during daily 10 o’clock guided nature walks. Join a relaxed walk to observe seasonal changes - engaging tour guides Rich and Cind...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 9/22/18 at 8:30am-10am
Special Event: Nature, History/Science, Tour
Geology Walking Tour at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Learn about rocks and volcanic formations along the main trail on a tour with Rick Leveille as your guide; his tour compresses almost two billion years of geologic history into just over one educational hour. Learn about Pinal schist, the volcanic origins ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 9/22/18 at 8am-9am
Special Event: Community Event, Nature
Bye – Bye Buzzards!
September brings the Autumnal Equinox, observed by cultures from the ancient Greeks to Aboriginal Australians - at the Arboretum one sure sign of Fall is the annual departure of our seasonal resident flock of Turkey Vultures. Saturday September 23 we open ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 9/23/18 at 6am-10am
Special Event: Gardening
Arboretum Fall Plant Sale
The Boyce Thompson Arboretum popular seasonal sale and fundraiser is open to the public October 13 (Saturday) continuing daily through October 28 (Sunday). The gardens and trails are open daily as usual. Looking for a specific plant, wondering if it will b...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 10/13/18 - Sun 10/28/18 at 8am-5pm
    

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