Red-naped Sapsucker in California Pepper Tree near the picnic area.
Besides the hiking trail there are numerous little side trails into various specialty gardens. Included are: a Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden; Rose Garden; Taylor Desert Legume Garden; Chihuahuan Exhibit; Cactus and Succulent Garden; South American Exhibit; Wing Herb Garden, and an Australian Exhibit. One of my favorites is the Demonstration Garden located near the picnic area where you can see different suggestions for a Xeriscape or low water-use landscape.
I have been to Boyce Thompson Arboretum three different times so far and have yet to explore the whole place. I highly recommend a visit to this corner of my world here in Arizona, USA.
You can see more photos of Boyce Thompson Arboretum in my post, A Hike Through Boyce Thompson Arboretum or Skywatch Friday: Picketpost House. Be sure to read the comments sections where others have added to my knowledge of this amazing park.
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