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

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Recent news

11/22/2015      The 2016 CAzBA Calendar is in the house!

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 Great Purple Hairstreak photographed by Jan Harding at Sears Kay Ruins, the Echo Azure by John Alcock, or the Weidemeyer’s Admiral by Marilou Peavley. Need a 2016 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) read more »

7/29/2015      Status of Danaus plexippus in Arizona by (our own!) Gail Morris and Chris Kline.

A scientific paper, Status of Danaus plexippus in Arizona, that reports the findings of the first ten years of the Southwest Monarch Study has been published in the Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. read more »

7/18/2015      Field trip report: Locket Meadow (Flagstaff) by Kurt & Cindy Radamaker

Thanks to everyone who attended the Flagstaff Butterfly Field Trip. It was a nice trip and we really lucked out on the weather, at least until noon! If it has stayed sunny just a bit longer I think we would have added a few more species! Butterflies: Western Tiger Swallowtail, Dainty Sulphur, Orange Sulphur, Cloudless Sulphur, Checkered White, Pine White, Thicket Hairstreak, Marine Blue, Arctic Blue, Boisduval's Blue, Spring Azure, Weidemeyer's Admiral, American Lady, Mourning Cloak, Hoary Anglewing, Northern Buckeye, Arachne Checkerspot, Pacuvius Duskywing (pictured), White Checkered-Skipper, Garita Skipperling, Taxiles Skipper. Moths: Forrester Moth (Police Car Moth) Mammals: Gunnison’s Prairie Dog, Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel, Rock Squirrel, Gray-collared Chipmunk Reptiles: Tiger Salamander (Aquatic Larvae), Terrestrial Gartersnake, Plateau Lizard Obvious Birds: Clark’s Nutcracker, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Acorn Woodpecker, Pygmy Nuthatch, Western Bluebird read more »

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Upcoming Field Trips and Events

2/13/2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Meeting: presentation about butterfly farms by Max ShurePapago Buttes Church of the Brethren, 2450 N. 64th Street, Scottsdale
3/12/2016 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Field trip: Butterflies along the Beeline Highway with Ron Rutowski 
4/16/2016 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM Field trip: Rackensack Canyon with Janet Witzeman 
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