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


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Recent news

10/28/2021      Free webinar: “Western Monarchs: Migration, Adaptation, Controversies and the Future”

The Southwest Monarch Study is offering a free webinar program: “Western Monarchs: Migration, Adaptation, Controversies and the Future” with Dr. David James from Washington State University. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 7:00 PM Arizona Time (Mountain Standard Time.) Please join us for this exciting opportunity to learn more about the plight of monarch butterflies in the West. Registration is required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k0gWalTZSbC1BtkMlANbvg For more information about this webinar, please contact info@swmonarchs.org read more »

6/24/2021      It's Pollinator Week! Press release NABA.

National Pollinator Week June 20-26, 2021 Morristown, NJ – The North American Butterfly Association (NABA) announces its participation in National Pollinator Week June 20-26, 2021. “Butterflies pollinate plant life on managed lands like parks and gardens, but also seed crops like kale, sage and cilantro,” said Dr. Jeff Glassberg, NABA founder and president. “And they play an essential role in the environment as early indicators of ecosystem health,” NABA is pleased to participate in Pollinator Week, designated by the US Congress 14 years ago. This designation marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week is an international celebration as people in organizations like NABA promote pollinator health with garden tours, farm walks, and educational events promoting important ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, bats, beetles and butterflies. NABA’s member chapters actively work in a multi-level approach: to halt and reverse the decline of butterflies, to conserve and protect the habitats upon which they depend, to include citizen science in monitoring programs, as well as in education, grassroots conservation and habitat restoration efforts. For more about joining NABA or supporting the 100-acre National Butterfly Center www.naba.org read more »

6/7/2021      Field trip report: butterflies along the Col. Devin Trail by Marceline VandeWater 5 June 2021

The weather was perfect this year! 13 Participants started up the Col. Devin Trail from Washington Park Trailhead and were surprised how lush this area is despite the lack of much rain. 19 species of butterflies were seen within the group, with no real surprises this year, but I think Ticket Hairstreak and Western Tiger Swallowtail were the favorites. Total list: Two-tailed Swallowtail (3), Western Tiger Swallowtail (1), Mexican Yellow (1), Queen Alexandra’s Sulphur (10), Bramble Hairstreak (2), Thicket Hairstreak (1), Marine Blue (6), Spring “Echo” Azure (8), Acmon Blue (3), Zela Metalmark (15), Northwestern “Atlantis” Fritillary (7), Mylitta Crescent (3), Red-spotted Purple (3), Weidemeyer’s Admiral (4), Arizona Sister (7), Mourning Cloak (3), Silver-spotted Skipper (9), Northern Cloudywing (2), Common Checkered Skipper (1). I want to thank all participants for a great trip! Hope you will come out again soon! read more »

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Upcoming Field Trips and Events

2/15/2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Meeting with guest speaker Derek Kellogg: "Giving People Butterflies - where biology meets behavior in a tropical pollinator garden"Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren, 2450 N. 64th Street, Scottsdale
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