Bye-Bye Buzzards!



September brings the Autumnal Equinox, observed by cultures from the ancient Greeks to Aboriginal Australians - at the Arboretum one sure sign of Fall is the annual departure of our seasonal resident flock of Turkey Vultures. Saturday, September 23 we open at our usual 6:00 a.m., then at 7:00 a.m., join ASU Professor Dave Pearson near the Desert Legume Garden while he hosts an hour observing the big, black birds. Arrive early for the 7am special Vulture Viewing Saturday to observe our famous flock of Turkey Vultures perched on the cliffs before they depart to spend their day soaring the skies; world-traveled ASU Professor Dave Pearson will be the guest 'Vultureologist' stationed near the Desert Legume Garden from about 7:00 am until 8:30 "talking about TUVUs", sharing a few jokes about the big black birds, answering questions and sharing his appreciation for the soaring scavengers until the vultures take to the skies -- typically by 8:30 am. Dr. Pearson and other guides will lead a bird walk through the gardens at 8:30 in search of other birds, mammals and critters.

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Date:

Sep 23, 2018

Location:

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
37615 E. Arboretum Way
Superior, AZ 85273

Hours:

6-10 am

Phone:

602-827-3000

Price:

Event included with admission: $12.50 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, free for children under 5. Free to Arboretum members and Arizona State Parks pass-holders.

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