Central Arizona Butterfly Association

Phoenix Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.

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Field trip Tonto Fish Hatchery with Laura Miller


Saturday, June 16, 2018
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

In June/July, butterflying can be good along Tonto Creek, elevation 6000’ – 6500’, in the Mongollon Rim area and it doesn’t require a high-clearance vehicle. There are several places to stop along the 3 mile road up to the Tonto Fish Hatchery. Temperatures in the high 70’s will beat the Valley’s summer heat. Important nectarplants are: AZ Thistle, Butterfly Weed, Buckbrush, Watercress, Bergamot, Dogbane. A total of 36 species were seen in July 2011, with as highlights: Sylvan Hairstreak (pictured), Common Wood-Nymph, Queen Alexandra’s Sulphur.

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