A Day at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

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Actually, several different days.  Each of these galleries contain pictures taken on single day outings at Boyce Thompson Arboretum (BTA) located here in Arizona near the town of Superior.  From my home near Cave Creek it is a rather long one hour and twenty minute drive to get there, but it's always worthwhile, as you'll see from these photographs.  During the peak season from August to early October, capturing pictures is almost like being in a butterfly pavilion.   

Gallery 1  Boyce Thompson Arboretum  Butterflies - September 22, 2006.

It's still very hot in September so why would I drive all the way to BTA?  On this particular day I went there because of an email I received two days earlier from John Matthews (a butterfly video photographer and at that time a complete stranger) who had found my butterfly pictures.  In that email, he said there were "a lot of butterflies there right now."  I had no idea what he meant by "a lot" but you can see from the gallery it was practically an understatement!   

Gallery 2  Boyce Thompson Butterflies - September 29, 2006.

One clear indication that it was great at BTA is going back just one week later! 

Gallery 3  Boyce Thompson Butterflies / Moths - August 11, 2007.

The stars of the day were the Sphinx Moths (aka Hummingbird Moths)  like you see here at the left.  

Gallery 4  Boyce Thompson Arboretum Butterflies - September 1, 2007.

Gallery 5  Boyce Thompson Arboretum Bugs - September 16, 2007.

Gallery 6  Boyce Thompson Arboretum Bugs - September 27, 2008.

Gallery 7  - No bugs!  Just pictures showcasing the beautiful grounds of Boyce Thompson Arboretum during the spring blooming season taken on April 2, 2005. 


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