Central Arizona Butterfly Association

Phoenix Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.

Skip Repetitive Navigational Links


To the Central Arizona Butterfly Association (CAzBA) Website

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.

Weidemeyers Admiral

Join CAzBA

Membership Page
Check out the great benefits of joining CAzBA

Facebook Join us on Facebook

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
Check List of Arizona Butterflies


Recent news

4/3/2017      NABA Memorial Day Butterfly Count

The NABA Memorial Day Count will be held May 27-29, 2017 These new counts will give butterfly enthusiasts throughout the continent an opportunity to get out and enjoy butterflies while contributing to our growing knowledge of butterfly distributions, flight times, and abundance. In contrast to the highly organized NABA 4th of July Butterfly Counts, the Memorial Day are free-form. All you need to do is to observe butterflies at one or more of your favorite butterflying localities (such as your own backyard) this coming Memorial Day weekend and note what butterflies you’ve seen. read more »

3/22/2017      Guided butterfly walks at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Our guided butterfly walks at Boyce Thompson Arboretum will start this year at the Visitor Center at 9 am on Saturday May 27 with Dr. Ron Rutowski and Saturday June 24 at 8:30 am with Marceline Vandewater. Dr. Ron Rutowski will lead again on July 22 and Aug 26 at 8:30 am, and Adriane Grimaldi on Sep 23 at 9 am, and Oct 21 at 9:30 am. These educational walks are included with regular daily admission of $12.50 for adults or $5 for ages 5-12. Children younger than age five will be admitted at no charge. read more »

3/22/2017      Put your garden on the map by certifying it with NABA!

Providing garden resources such as caterpillar host plants and adult nectar sources will not only attract but increase the production of butterflies, bees and other wildlife. You'll be amazed by the sheer number and uniqueness of wildlife that will visit the vegetation you steward and remain to reproduce there. Increasing development and excessive pesticide use has made creation of oases for pollinators critical. Get your garden certified! Together we can make the world a better place for butterflies and human beings at the same time. read more »

Read all news articles »

Upcoming Field Trips and Events

5/21/2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Tips on butterfly photography at Boyce Thompson Arboretum with nature photographer Lisa LangellBoyce Thompson Arboretum
5/27/2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Butterfly Walk at BTA with Dr. Ron RutowskiBoyce Thompson Arboretum
6/10/2017 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM Field trip: Colonel Devin Trail with Marceline VandeWaterThe Colonel Devin Trail about 14 miles Northeast of Payson.
View all events »