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

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 »

8/28/2019      Moth Night 27 Aug. at Gilbert Water Ranch

With temperatures still over 100 degrees at 6 pm, we first spent a good hour inside a library classroom, enjoying Margarethe’s presentation on pollinators. Then we walked over to Honeybee Point, while searching for scorpions along the way. Several scorpions were found! One even had several babies on her back. It was ID-ed by an expert as a Bark Scorpion! At the sheets, about 30 people enjoyed all the wiggly, chirping, always flying in your hair or shirt, group of insects attracted by the black-light and mercury-vapor light. This summer has been hot and dry so far, which has had a negative effect on the number of moths (and butterflies), and it was very noticeable tonight. It still was fun to be out in the dark, and always great to learn something new! read more »

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Upcoming Field Trips and Events

11/16/2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM End-of-the Year PartyPapago Buttes Church of the Brethren, 2450 N. 64th Street, Scottsdale
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