Anita Camacho, Tampa's local native gardener and Founder of the Butterfly Conservatory of Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation and Little Red Wagon is excited about this special day.
Eagle Scout Planting Project
Little Red Wagon Native Nursery together with Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation proudly supported Eagle Scout Kyle Imhoff with his native plantings at Edward Medard Conservation Park. Kyle led and coordinated the entire project which included leading the team to build 8 planters and get all of the plants in the ground. The project was conceived as he noticed cars parking under the trees, instead of parking spots and destroying the root systems of the oak trees.
GREAT AMERICAN TEACH-IN: McFarlane Elementary
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!
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.
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.
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. Click a logo to view segment.
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.
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.
Sunset Park Garden Club
Anita Camacho was guest speaker at the Sunset Park Garden Club’s meeting. Anita shared her in-depth knowledge and insight about native Florida butterflies and how to attract them, including butterfly-friendly milkweed and other plants they can grow in their yards.
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.