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

10/17/2016      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 »

8/18/2016      Is an avocado boycott required to save the Monarchs?

"Given that Michoacan's forests contain much of the wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly, the deforestation is more than just an academic issue. Authorities have already detected small avocado plots in the monarchs' reserve where farmers have cut down pine forest". read more »

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Upcoming Field Trips and Events

10/25/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Meeting: Evaluation of the BTA and McDowell Sonoran Preserve (MSP) Count and some difficult butterfly ID'sPapago Buttes Church of the Brethren, 2450 N. 64th Street, Scottsdale
11/19/2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM End-of-the Year Party 
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