Alabama Butterfly Atlas

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Atlas News & Announcements

*****FIELD TRIP RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER!  NOW MAY 4.  ABA FIELD TRIP to PERRY LAKES PARK/BARTON'S BEACH CAHABA RIVER PRESERVE is Saturday, May 4. Led by Vitaly Charny.  Meet at 10AM in the gravel parking lot near the restrooms.  For more information, contact

UPCOMING NATIVE PLANT SALES.  These are great sources for all-important native butterfly host and nectar plants!

  • Huntsville Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale is April 12-14 in the Grisham Pavillion.  Pollinator plants, wildflowers, and native azaleas are among the offerings. For more information:
  • Birmingham Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale is Aprll 12-14 at Brookwood Village (Macy's upper parking lot). Be sure to visit the Native Plant section where a wide variety of host and nectar plants are for sale.  For more information:
  • Longleaf Botanical Gardens Annual Plant Sale is April 26-27, 2019 at LBG Greenhouses, Anniston, AL. For more information:
  • Morgan County Master Gardeners Association Annual Plant Sale is April 27-28 at 2919 Fairground Road (behind Home Depot), Decatur, AL.

Does your group have a native plant sale or butterfly-oriented event scheduled for 2019? Let us know, and we'll add it to our News and Announcements. Send details to



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The Alabama Butterfly Atlas (ABA) collects, interprets, and shares information about Alabama’s butterfly populations for the purpose of education and conservation.  It puts science-based information into the hands of those who need it—students and teachers, gardeners, conservationists, and green space planners across the state.

Access life history accounts, distribution maps, photographs of each life cycle stage, host plant lists, gardening tips, and flight charts—all specific to Alabama.  Search for information about a particular species or look at species lists from specific counties, regions, or selected public lands.  Learn more about the plants on which butterflies depend through live linkage to the Alabama Plant Atlas.

Citizen scientists of all ages are encouraged to share their sightings and observations. Submit records to Click the "How to Submit" button for instructions.


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