Google+ Mommy Moments with Abby: Boyce Thompson May 6, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Boyce Thompson May 6, 2012

We love to go find birds, hike, and let the kids explore the world around them.  On May 6th we headed out and visited the Boyce Thompson Arboretum.  We got a ton of sightings!  I'm loving this new hobby of mine since it is the perfect family hobby, we get out, exercise, and the kids along with me learn something new each time!

Anna's Hummingbird
Yellow Breasted Chat
Most likely an Anna's Hummingbird with a yellow throat from pollen
Male and Female Cardinal at the picnic benches

Western Wood Peewee next to the landing at the lake

Hepatic Tanager in the trees before the Herb Garden and Pomegranate Trees

Northern Cardinal in the Pomegranate Tree's

Broad Billed Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird at the Feeder

That's all for the birds now for some family shots!
My daughter wanted to pose in front of the greenhouse near the Rose Garden.

While we were looking at the cardinals near the picnic benches my tough little guy was punching, yes punching trees!

You can never have enough cheese!
Getting a ride from daddy!
Checking out the old settlement house

In one of the gazebo's looking at the fish in the pond

At the lake on the covered landing

Some Family Shots in front of Boyce Thompson

I may not be a reptile person, but check out some of the critters we spotted!

We had a great walk and saw a lot of birds and animals along the way!  It is perfect for a family outing and with so much to see is a repeat must.  We decided to get a membership to the Arboretum since we will be visiting again and again to make sure we see everything we can!  They gave me a brochure that has some fun events on it including a lizard guy that I think the kids may get a kick out of!  If your in the area go check out Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Arizona!  

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