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

10/25/2016      CAzBA 2017 Calendar hot from the press!

Calendars are $10 each. The sales help CAZBA’s mission of butterfly education, research and appreciation across the Grand Canyon State. This is a small (8 X 6.5 inches) high quality calendar, featuring full color photos of butterflies with such exotic names as the Juniper 'Siva' Hairstreak photographed by Susan Beebe in Show Low, Nais Metalmark by Marcus Watson, or Silvery Blues by Joyce Peters. Need a 2017 calendar; or maybe a thoughtful gift for a friend who loves butterflies? The calendar is available at CAzBA meetings, at the BTA gift shop, and can be mail ordered (email Laura Miller: Lmiller133@cox.net , $10 plus shipping (about $1.50). read more »

10/17/2016      CAzBA Members Garden Tour again a success!

CAzBA Members Garden Tour 2016 was well attended! It's very motivating to see what other people have planted in their butterfly gardens... besides host- & nectar plants and water features, we also admired some great vegetable gardens.. several seeds and plant cuttings were handed out, and of course we socialized:)! Thank you Shirley & Phil, and Ron L. for opening up your garden to us today:)!! read more »

10/4/2016      NABA Biennial Meeting 2016 in Mission Texas!

It only happens every 6 years! This year, the Texas Butterfly Festival will also be the NABA Biennial Members Meeting. Join NABA October 29th, when we will kick off our annual celebration of butterflies across the Rio Grande Valley. read more »

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Upcoming Field Trips and Events

1/21/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Annual Membership Meeting with guest speaker Dayna Cooper on Pollinators of the SouthwestPapago Buttes Church of the Brethren, 2450 N. 64th Street, Scottsdale
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