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Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking Apr 02 2010
tibber
Hiking2.00 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
100 ft AEG
 
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For Easter I took my mom and brother out to one of my favorite places in Arizona, Boyce Thompson. Mom has been there before but not Wayne. On the way there we had to pull off the side of the road just as you come to the Tonto Forest sign and take some pics of the roadside wildflowers (looks like they were planted to help prevent soil erosion and it looks like the area is irrigated).

Once at BT, we had our lunch in the almost completely full picnic area. I didn't think it would be that crowded on Good Friday; in fact, that's the most crowded I've ever seen BT plus there were a lot of kids. After lunch, the first place we took Wayne is to the entrance walkway that comes into the main garden. It is very colorful with all of the various plants including a plentiful amount of the ice plants. There are a lot of the smaller cactus, blooming and non-blooming.

We stopped by the children's area, it is quite colorful. It looks like they are adding another garden area to the west of that too. We made our way to the main cactus garden which is always fascinating and ever-changing and growing; especially with all of this year's water. They've added a couple new benches here and there as well as some new cactus including another Boojum.

Next we walked through the Australian area but not until after checking out a new little section that has a Labrinth and some emu plants plus a tall rock wall with a trickle of water coming over it.

We finished up at the always awesome Demonstration Garden where we were able to see some tulips in bloom. The Iris are just starting to bud out as are the Redbud trees. And as always, lots and lots of birds; especially hummers.

Here's a little video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ghnNrSpZjs&feature=channel
Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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