Central Arizona Butterfly Association

Phoenix Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.

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The mission of CAzBA is to promote the enjoyment of recreational butterflying by providing educational, research, and recreational opportunities to schools and the public throughout central Arizona.

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Meetings and Events

Meetings are held mostly in the winter, and outdoor fieldtrips during the rest of the year. Depending on the temperatures, we will go to higher elevation areas to stay comfortable. Check our events schedule for details

Butterflying Locations

Click here for information on where to look for butterflies in Central Arizona


Click here for a checklist of butterflies of Arizona
Check List of Arizona Butterflies


Recent news

1/5/2020      The 2020 CAzBA Calendar is not to be missed!

Calendars are $10 each. The sales help CAZBA’s mission of butterfly education, research and appreciation across the Grand Canyon State. This is a small (8 X 6.5 inches) high quality calendar, featuring 13 full color photos of butterflies. Need a 2020 calendar; or maybe a thoughtful gift for a friend who loves butterflies? The calendar is available at CAzBA meetings, at the BTA gift shop, and can be mail ordered (email Laura Miller: Lmiller133@cox.net , $10 each plus shipping (about $1.50). read more »

12/5/2019      Judge Blocks Construction of Privately-Funded Border Wall to Protect Butterfly Sanctuary

Judge Blocks Construction of Privately-Funded Border Wall to Protect Butterfly Sanctuary read more »

10/17/2019      Finding Natural Enemies for a possible Spotted Lantern Fly invasion from China!

Watch the incredible journey of UC Riverside entomologists on the hunt in Arizona's Chiricahua Mountains. Their target? An elusive fly that could save California’s wine, nut, and avocado industries from looming destruction. read more »

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Upcoming Field Trips and Events

3/28/2020 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM Fieldtrip to First Water TH - Superstitions with Ron Rutowski 
4/4/2020 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM McDowell Sonoran Conservancy's third Spring Butterfly Count and training sessionMcDowell Mountain Preserve Scottsdale
4/18/2020 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM Field trip: Rackensack Canyon with Ron Rutowski Rackensack Canyon/Wash
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