Meet the artist and her son David at a show-opening reception on 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Visitors can arrive early and participate in the Arboretum's monthly Dragonfly Walk at 9:30 a.m., then visit the gallery. Weekend nature walks are included with daily admission of $7.50 for adults.
"Some people keep figurative skeletons in their closets," Hosey said. "In my closet, I keep a very real black widow. I raised her from an egg sac, and this has been one of the best animal-observation experiences of my life. We really get into insects and spiders around here, the bigger and freakier, the better.
"Dragonflies, tarantulas, mantises, scorpions - you name it. I always have at least half a dozen bug-catching jars available and find it amazing and sad how little people know about the natural world that surrounds us.
"The vast majority of my photos are of animals I can see almost any day, but most people don't even know they're here, or if they do, they ignore them. I wanted to see what happened if I really started to pay attention, so I decided to photograph a different Arizona animal every day for a year. I'm going to run out of days before I run out of animals."
Read Hosey's complete profile and preview more of her photography at ag.arizona.edu/bta or connect with the artist and other BTA annual members, volunteers and staff at facebook.com/boycethompsonarboretum.
The Arboretum is at U.S. 60 milepost 223.