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

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

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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 »

10/16/2019      Gilbert special event screening of The Pollinators on Nov. 6th

The Pollinators is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat. The many challenges the beekeepers and their bees face en route reveal flaws to our simplified chemically dependent agriculture system. We talk to farmers, scientists, chefs and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees, what it means to our food security and how we can improve it. For tickets: read more »

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Upcoming Field Trips and Events

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