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Phoenix Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.

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Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren, 2450 N. 64th Street, Scottsdale

Around this church, you can find a desert garden with lots of butterfly host- and nectar plants. Fall and spring are the best times to visit this city garden. Host plants include milkweed for Queen and Monarch caterpillars, goldeneye (Viguiera) for California Patch caterpillars. Year-round the tiny Marine Blues hang around the Baja fairy duster. In the late summer and fall, the Desert Senna can be covered with Cloudless Sulphur and Sleepy Orange caterpillars. When the Willow acacia trees bloom in the fall, Snouts, Queens, and other butterflies flutter all around. Lantana provides nectar for many species. Giant Swallowtails and Pipevine Swallowtails have been seen in the garden as well.

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