Central Arizona Butterfly Association

Phoenix Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.

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Sunflower Valley Field Trip


Saturday, May 1, 2021
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

We will travel up the Beeline Highway (State Route 87) first stopping briefly at Round Valley and then head to Sunflower Valley. This is a bit later in the year than we usually make this trip but is still expected to be interesting. In Round Valley we will view the damage that the vegetation sustained in the Bush Fire. We will see what butterflies we see there. Especially those who have visited this site previously will find this interesting. From there we will head to the upper end of the old and now closed Beeline Highway where it parallels Sycamore Creek, and walk down Sunflower Valley on the road about a mile to the old Forest Service work center. Some plants such as Ceanothus will hopefully be blooming and water could running be in some stretches of the creek. Potential sightings of interest include Two-tailed Swallowtail, Zela Metalmark, Juniper Hairstreak, Brown Elfin, Sagebrush Checkerspot, and other species. A donation of $5 per person to benefit CAzBA will be appreciated. Limit 20 participants Register and reserve your spot! https://cazba.ticketleap.com/sunflower-valley-butterfly-field-trip/

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