Monday, April 2, 2012

Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Globe, AZ

It hasn't been a good year for spring wildflowers in the desert, but you can always count on a variety of wildflowers and cacti in bloom during the spring months at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.  Located east of Phoenix near Globe, this state park is an amAZining riparian area as well as a desert environment and a birding hotspot. 

                                       Male Cardinal                                          
 Female Cardinal
 Desert Marigold
 Fairy Duster and Agave
 Desert Globemallow
 Parry's Penstemon
Hedgehog in Bloom 
 Barrel Cactus
 Cooper's Hawk Female
Power Wagon in the Outback Area