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Phoenix Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum


Boyce Thompson Arboretum 37615 U.S. Highway 60 Superior, AZ 85273 U.S.A.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum is an easy to reach place where an abundance of plants, butterflies and birds can be found literally right next to the trail. It’s Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden. September probably is the top month for butterflies, with 35 species easily found within a few hours. On 11 September 2010, during the CAzBA Butterfly Count, Marceline VandeWater found 44 species of butterflies in one day! This was a new record! What made the day even more exciting is that amongst them were 2 Hammock Skippers and 2 Boisduval’s Yellows. Regular daily admission of $24.95 for adults or $10 for ages 5-12 includes weekend events such as guided Butterfly Walks. Winter Hours: Oct. – April 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Summer Hours: May – September 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The arboretum is located near milepost #223 on US Highway 60, a one-hour drive due east of Phoenix or about 90 minutes from the North side of Tucson via Oracle Road to highway 79 North past Florence to the crossroads with highway 60 -- then another 12 miles East on highway 60.

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