Boyce Thompson Arboretum: Plants of the World’s Deserts

Spring wildflowers, autumn colors, year-round birding, two miles of scenic walking trails, a picnic area shaded by Argentine mesquite trees are all available at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. At 323 acres, this park is Arizona’s largest and oldest botanical garden, founded in 1925 by mining magnate and philanthropist Col. William Boyce Thompson. In 1917 Col. Thompson […]

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Lost Dutchman State Park: Adopt-A-Cactus

Last winter I posted three articles on Lost Dutchman, an Arizona State Park named after Jacob Waltz, the Dutchman, who reportedly found a gold mine in the Superstitions in the 1870s. According to legend, the gold is still there somewhere. For generations, treasure hunters have been scouring the Superstition Mountains near Apache Junction for some […]

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Five Things You Need to Know Today: December 9

Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY! 1. Camping World Plans New Location in Washington Camping World will open a new store soon in Liberty Lake, Washington, which is located between Spokane, Washington, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The company is seeking to fill all positions […]

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