February 13, 2023
Audubon Resource Center at Lettuce Lake Park
Tampa Audubon, working with USF’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, hosted a class called “Natural Hillsborough” at the Lettuce Lake Nature Park’s Joel Jackson Nature Center. Anita Camacho was invited to be a guest speaker; a presentation on “Gardening for Butterflies” was followed by a Q&A session.
February 9, 2023
MacFarlane Park Elementary
Anita Camacho educated the Eco Explorers Garden Club Team about butterflies and other bugs, the importance of native plants and then planted a few more native plants in their gardens. The kids were so engaged in this. It is a big effort, but very important to teach the kids about these things and get them outside.
September 13, 2022
Working Women of Tampa Bay (WWTB)
Little Red Wagon Native Nursery hosted the WWTB for their Tampa Coffee Connections. Anita Camacho gave a presentation on how the Little Red Wagon Native Nursery and Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation entities work together to conserve butterflies, pollinators and their habitats as well as educate the public about the importance of the Florida ecosystems.
July 31, 2022
Young Daughters of Sarah
The Young Daughters of Sarah made a field trip to Little Red Wagon Native Nursery. Girls 4-19 years old enjoyed a nature presentation, participated in a bug hunt, crafts and more! Their field trip concluded with a visit to the live exhibit in the Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation Gallery.
June 4, 2022
FNPS Native Coast Chapter Meeting
April 21, 2022
Congregation Schaarai Zedek – Senior Luncheon
Anita Camacho was one of the “experts” asked to share information focusing on native Florida florals and greens at the Senior Luncheon. Participants had the opportunity to explore different indoor and outdoor plants and ask how to best beautify their spaces for spring.
February 9, 2022
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.
November 18, 2021
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!
September 15 – October 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.
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.
November 4, 2020
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.