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November 19, 2021

THE VILLAGES: Butterfly Club

Anita Camacho, was a guest speaker at The Villages’ Butterfly Club monthly meeting.  Anita delivered native plants to members so they may attract butterflies and other pollinators to their garden.  Members received expert advice and gardening tips.

November 18, 2021


In keeping with the Great American Teach-In, Anita Camacho, was a guest speaker at McFarlane Elementary’s Garden Club.  To finish off a busy day at school, children enjoyed time in the garden after learning about butterflies, types of plants that they are attracted to and how their habitats are beneficial for the environment. Native flowering plants were donated for the kids to plant in the garden. The children had a great time and learned a lot! 

Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, 2021

Community Outreach – Alexander Elementary

In support of National Hispanic Heritage month, as part of community outreach, the Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation held a competition at Alexander Elementary school to award two students a scholarship to Little Red Wagon’s “Thankful for Nature” camp in November.  Kindergarten to 5th grade students were asked to create a picture or write a paragraph describing why they are thankful for nature.  The competition was held to help celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 – October 15.

September 13, 2021

Guest Speaker at Sarasota Garden Club

Anita Camacho was educated the Sarasota Garden Club attendees on the importance of the Florida ecosystem for pollinators.

September 8, 2021

BUTTERFLIES: How simple it is for anyone to make a difference to increase habitat for butterflies of Tampa Bay.

During the Tampa Bay Sierra Club’s Monthly Program, Anita Camacho educated virtual attendees on what they can do to attract a wonderful variety of butterflies. 

April 2021

Tampa Bay Times – Special Section: LifeTimes April 2021

Anita Camacho’s passion for Florida’s butterflies and gardens has led her down a beautiful path.


March 19, 2021

Anita Camacho – Guest Speaker at Café con Tampa

Anita was invited to be the guest speaker at Café con Tampa on March 19, 2021 where she shared her passion for butterflies and Florida native plants.  



February 22, 2021

Encore! Tampa breaks ground on butterfly garden near heart of downtown

Anita Camacho assisted volunteers on February 22, 2021 to plant 300 native plants for a butterfly garden in downtown Tampa.  The plants for the project came from the Little Red Wagon Native Nursey in South Tampa, owned by Anita Camacho, who is the founder of the Butterfly Conservatory of South Tampa and the Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation. Click any of the logos below to view additional media segments about the Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation’s Encore! park butterfly garden.




February 6, 2021

‘Put more of Florida back in Florida:’ Nursery owner takes part in NFL Green Week

Anita Camacho is passionate about Florida and Tampa Bay, keeping native plant and wildlife going. She was thrilled to be a part of the NFL Green Week by putting in a pollinator garden just a couple miles from the stadium at Wellswood Park. 



January 26, 2021

NFL Green Week Garden Planting at Reed Park

Anita Camacho joined Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful volunteers to kick of NFL Green Week in Tampa Bay.  As part of this NFL initiative, Anita helped plant a pollinator garden at Reed Park and at Wellswood Park.


November 13, 2018

Monarch butterfly population may be in trouble

Fox 13 News learns from Anita Camacho how the population of Monarch butterflies is in a steep decline, according to a study recently released by the University of Florida.