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

3/10/2021      Spring Plant Sale at Butterfly Wonderland March 20 & 21

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, March 20 9 a.m. to Noon Sunday, March 21 Visit our annual plant sale and choose beautiful spring plants to enhance your butterfly, hummingbird, and bee friendly gardens. Plant prices range from $10.95 to $21.95. New this year; “Grab & Go” Plant Kits with 1-gallon host and nectar plants. Grab & Go 4-packs available for $40, 8-packs available for $80. Our resident Master Gardener will be on hand to answer your questions and help you choose the right plants for your garden! read more »

3/8/2021      How to purchase Phil McNally's new book: "Butterflies of the Central Arizona Highlands"...

Phil McNally, who gave a presentation in February about his new book: "Butterflies of the central Arizona Highlands" lets us know that to order the book, one needs to go to centralarizonabutterflies.com. On the homepage there is a button in the lower right corner that says "Purchase Book". Or click on the "read more' button below. read more »

1/27/2021      Butterfly Ridge Brewmeisters - how to make homemade butterfly bait

Chris Kline, founder of Butterfly Ridge, Ohio, has been using homemade baits to attract butterflies for years. The process is fairly simple; make a banana/brown sugar/dark beer smoothie, add a little yeast and then let it sit there for a month or so. read more »

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Upcoming Field Trips and Events

5/1/2021 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM Sunflower Valley Field Trip 
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