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
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Recent news

5/14/2015      NABA's Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program

No matter the size of your area. Plan your garden with the Basics of Butterfly Gardening. Learn which native plants are suitable for gardening in your location with Regional Butterfly Garden Guides. read more »

4/15/2015      Fundraiser for the ASU Insect Collection

Starting today, and during the coming month, our insect collection group is running an ASU Pitchfunder Campaign designed specifically to deal with a large and valuable donation we've received 3 months ago (45k specimens), mainly of Lepidoptera and Coleoptera (though a good amount of local bees and aculeate wasps too), and to enhance our SCAN portal with images of 350 butterfly species occurring in Arizona. Please consider supporting this campaign, and/or consider spreading the word. It's a new approach for us, and one that might yield insights for other. -Dr. Nico Franz read more »

3/21/2015      Fieldtrip Report Mazatzal Mountains

Round Valley and Sunflower Valley by Ron Rutowski On 21 March 2015, 13 participants explored areas along the Beeline Hwy for early spring flyers. Because of the warm weather, there were many butterflies around. A total of 32 species were seen: Two-tailed Swallowtail, Pipevine Swallowtail, Dainty Sulphur, Sleepy Orange, Orange Sulphur, Southern Dogface, Mexican Sulphur, Checkered White, Sara Orangetip, Zela Metalmark, Fatal Metalmark, Juniper Hairstreak, Marine Blue, Spring Azure, Reakirt’s Blue, Acmon Blue, California Patch, Variable Checkerspot, Sagebrush Checkerspot, Tiny Checkerspot, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Common Buckeye, Mourning Cloak, Variegated Fritillary, Queen, American Snout, Checkered Skipper, Northern White Skipper, Funereal Duskywing, Meridian Duskywing, Fiery Skipper. read more »

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Upcoming Field Trips and Events

7/18/2015 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM Field trip - Flagstaff Area with Kurt RadamakerFlagstaff / San Francisco Peaks
8/15/2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Moth Night at Boyce Thompson Arboretum 
9/12/2015 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 9th Annual Butterfly Count at Boyce Thompson ArboretumBoyce Thompson Arboretum
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