Upcoming events at the Flagstaff Arboretum

Earth Day tours with research scientist

The Arboretum will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday. Join Research Scientist Dr. Kristin Haskins for a special tour that focuses on sustainable efforts at the Arboretum. Find out how constructed wetlands and passive solar greenhouses keep us green. Tours are offered at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tours are free with admission.

Saturday morning bird walks

During the months of May, June and July, bird experts from the local chapter of the Audubon Society will lead bird-watching tours through the Arboretum's gardens every Saturday from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

With over 2,000 species of plants and a permanent water source, the gardens provide an ideal refuge for migrating birds. The wide diversity of plant species attracts a wonderful array of birds to the Arboretum. Binoculars and guidebooks may be borrowed during the tours and checklists are available for all participants. The guided bird walks are free and open to all ages.

The Arboretum is a botanical garden, research center, and nature preserve dedicated to educating the public about the plants and plant communities of the Colorado Plateau. It is located four miles south of Route 66 on scenic Woody Mountain Road in west Flagstaff.

The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April through October. General admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3 for children 3-17, and free for children under the age of 3.

For more information about these and other events, visit www.thearb.org or call (928) 774-1442.

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