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! 

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. 

August 9, 2021

Want to know more about butterflies and the gardens that will host and attract them?

Join the Sustainable Living show Monday, August 9 at 11am on Facebook as Anita Camacho talks about butterflies! Listen on 88.5FM Tampa or on

August 3, 2021

Tampa butterfly whisperer shares secrets on attracting monarchs, pollinators to neighborhoods

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez of 83 Degrees interviews Anita Camacho on how to turn your landscape into a pollinator’s paradise.

July 2021

Hillsborough County Children’s Services – Summer 2021 Camp

As part of community outreach, Anita Camacho educates Hillsborough County Children’s Services’ summer campers on Tampa Bay butterflies and the native plants they rely on.  

July 13, 2021

Little Red Wagon Native Nursery helps grow healthy plants.

ABC Action News Reporter, Sean Daly, visits Little Red Wagon Native Nursery.

June 5 & 6, 2021

Q105 – The Current

Roxanne Wilder interviews Anita Camacho.

May 31, 2021

Summer Camp Adventures are about to begin

How would your kids like to connect with nature in a natural environment? They can.



May 29, 2021

Summer Camp Critter Fun

Would your kiddos like to connect and be one with nature? This camp is a great option and will be so much fun!

May 13, 2021

Butterfly enthusiast brings native plant nursery, knowledge to South Tampa

Anita Camacho may have chosen to become a professional bean counter, but she always had a love for nature and gardening, for roses and butterflies.



May 11, 2021

Tampa woman adds raising butterflies to finance career

Anita Camacho has spent almost 30 years as an accountant, but her dream is to open a butterfly conservatory in South Tampa behind her nursery.

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.


April 22, 2021

Different plants bring different butterflies to your garden

If you want to mark Earth Day by doing some planting, Anita Camacho, CEO of Little Red Wagon Native Nursery in Tampa, shares how to create a butterfly garden.


April 22, 2021

The Beauty and Importance of Butterflies

Celebrating Earth Day 2021



April 7 & 8, 2021

Tampa’s Butterfly Whisperer working to save our planet

In her on-going “Gayle On The Go” series, Gayle Guyardo features Hillsborough County’s only native plant nursery on BLOOM and discovers why the butterflies that live there are so important to our environment.

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.  



March 11, 2021

Good Day Tampa Bay’s Charley Belcher broadcasts live from Little Red Wagon Native Nursery

Fox 13 Good Day Tampa Bay’s Charley Belcher broadcasts live from Little Red Wagon Native Nursery on March 11, 2021 to preview World Butterfly Day with Anita Camacho. 


March 11, 2021

Tampa Bay ‘butterfly whisperer’ opening conservatory dedicated to the insect and native plants

Anita Camacho’s passion for pollinators and spreading environmental awareness locally began about 25 years ago.



March 11, 2021

Local business celebrates ‘Learn About Butterflies Day’

Anita Camacho, founder of the Butterfly Conservatory of Tampa Bay, joined 10 Tampa Bay Great Day Live on March 11, 2021, to promote awareness of World Butterfly Day.


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. 




February 19, 2021

Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine

Going Native: Why local is best for your gardening needs

February 19, 2021

The GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Womens’ Club visits Little Red Wagon Native Nursery.


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.


January 19, 2021

New butterfly conservatory spreading wings in South Tampa

Anita Camacho announces plans for the Butterfly Conservatory of Tampa Bay.  After years of traveling the world studying butterflies Anita has decided to open up her own butterfly conservatory in South Tampa.

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.