Central Arizona Butterfly Association

Phoenix Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.

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Events

The Central Arizona Butterfly Association has a wonderful line-up of Meetings and Events for the upcoming year. Please check this page regularly for up-dates.

Note: for all field trips: Beginners are welcome on all field trips. A donation of $5 per person to benefit CAzBA will be appreciated. Leaders donate their time and expertise. High clearance vehicles may be required for some trips. Dress for the field with sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen; bring water, snacks, lunch, close-focus binoculars, camera, and field guides. Trips usually end mid-afternoon unless noted differently above. Please remember that no collecting is allowed on CAzBA field trips."

"Gas money: It’s kind to share gas expenses. Please be generous with your contribution to the driver!"

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Recent events

11/18/2017      End-of-the Year Party

At this meeting we will evaluate our efforts, fieldtrips and meetings of the past year. We also will talk about the upcoming election of the board and membership related issues. Members and non-members will be able to show-off their most beautiful, interesting, cutest photos of butterflies, moths or caterpillars in a photo presentation. We will be selling field guides, jewelry and some butterfly related art on our "book table". We will also trade host plant cuttings and seeds, and do our yearly raffle. There will definitely be time to socialize with drinks and munchies provided. Meeting will be held 2-4 pm, at Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren, 2450 N. 64th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 (On the NW corner of Oak and 64th St. (This is about a mile north of the Desert Botanical Garden) read more »

11/5/2017      Tips on butterfly photography at Boyce Thompson Arboretum with nature photographer Lisa Langell and butterfly expert Marceline VandeWater

Lisa Langell will be giving a PowerPoint presentation loaded with little tips on how to photograph butterflies in their natural habitat. And Marceline VandeWater will talk about butterfly identification, butterfly behavior and their life cycle accompanied by more butterfly photos. The lectures will be 45 minutes long followed by some hands-on practice on the beautiful BTA grounds. This workshop is limited to 20 participants. The program is $35. It will start at 8:30 in the lecture room.Details follow when you register. Email Lisa at lisa@langellphotography.com read more »

10/21/2017      Members Garden Tour 2017 with Laura Miller.

This tour was a huge success last year, so we will do it again! Join us on our final field trip of 2017 on Saturday October 21, as we tour some of our members' butterfly gardens. We will have a chance to see different interpretations of butterfly gardens. We will meet at (tbd) at 9 a.m. to form carpools to travel around the valley. For more information please contact Laura Miller at Lmiller133@cox.net read more »

10/2/2017      Meeting: Evaluation of the BTA and McDowell Sonoran Preserve (MSP) Count and some difficult butterfly ID's

Today, Dr. Ron Rutowski will present the results of the BTA and the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Annual Butterfly Counts and the trend over the years, along with pictures of all species seen. In a fun and informal way, he will compare similar species and species groups. There will be plenty of time for questions. You may even bring some identification challenges on a memory stick if you'd like. This will provide an opportunity for us to learn from each other, while taste testing Laura's savory homemade cookies and lemonade. read more »

9/23/2017      4th Annual McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Butterfly Count

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy will be conducting a butterfly count on September 23rd. and is looking for volunteers. Instructions and training will be given on September 19th from 6-7:30 pm at the Mustang Library-Scottsdale by Dr. Ron Rutowski. Please save these dates, and email us for more information: Tiffany Sprague at tiffany@mcdowellsonoran.org or Amanda Comstock at assistantcitizenscience@mcdowellsonoran.org read more »