’Tis the season of rust-orange Queens, blue-black Pipevine Swallowtails, yellow Sulphurs and other colorful butterflies. Make the most of their fleeting, fluttering presence during the sixth annual butterfly census, taking place Sept. 15 at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior.
Visitors are invited to tag along starting at 8:30 a.m., when members of the Central Arizona Butterfly Association head out to tally the winged creatures all over the garden. Two years ago, one counter recorded 44 different species in a single day.
You’ll get to learn about and photograph butterflies as you go.
The event is included with regular BTA admission of $9 per person. To participate, connect with organizers via the website cazba.org, read more at Ag.Arizona.edu or connect at Facebook.com/boycethompsonarboretum.