April 20, 2024
Better Lawns & Garden Podcast: Gardens are growing! 

Teresa Watkins speaks with the director of the Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation and owner of the Little Red Wagon Native Nursery, Anita Camacho about creating a native butterfly garden, her favorite native plants, and attracting birds. Garden questions and topics include butterflies, native plants, oak trees, golden rain tree bugs, and more. 

April 19, 2024
Why Do Native Plants Matter?

Tampa Bay 10 interviews Anita Camacho about why native plants matter and environmental awareness.  Anita shares information about Earth Day and LRW's first Native Butterfly Garden Tour in South Tampa.

March 11, 2024
Plants that attract butterflies to your yard! 

CBS Great Day Live interviews Anita Camacho about spring events at Little Red Wagon Native Nursery: Spring Break camp, when to start planting natives, and more!

July 14, 2023
Tampa Nursery Owner Teaches NASA Scientists Sustainability

It’s been an exciting summer for Anita Camacho. What started out as hosting nature camps for kids blossomed into an invitation to speak about sustainability at NASA.

June 19, 2023
CW Interview

Tampa's CBS CW44 visited Little Red Wagon Nature Camps to learn about the importance of sustainability which was the message Anita Camacho delivered to NASA employees at Cape Canaveral.

June 5, 2023
BN9 Everyday Hero

Anita Camacho is featured this week as Spectrum's Bay News 9 Everyday Hero for making a difference in the Bay area and beyond. 

June 1, 2023
Where to Buy Plants in Tampa and St. Pete

Featured in Tampa Magazines, Little Red Wagon is described as providing a “therapeutic and serine environment full of eco-friendly learning opportunities.”

May 30, 2023
Bay News 9 Visits LRW

Bill Murphy visits Little Red Wagon Native Nursery, home of the Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation.  He met president and CEO Anita Camacho and quickly learned why she teaches the value of conservation and protecting our environment.

April 22, 2023
Earth Day Butterfly Count

The Patch features Anita Camacho as she will be having people gather on Saturday, Earth Day, for a fun, learning-filled event. They will take part in a butterfly walk to continue looking out for all kinds of butterfly species.

April 22, 2023

Earth Day Celebrations

In celebration of Earth Day, Anita Camacho leads a Butterfly Count at Gadsen park followed by a free Earth Day Festival at Little Red Wagon Native Nursery.  A free family event which included kids' crafts, animal encounters and a butterfly release.

April 21, 2023

Every Day is Earth Day

ABC Action News interviewed Anita Camacho at Gadsen Park followed by Little Red Wagon Native Nursery to learn why it's important to teach the kids when they’re young about being kind to the planet.

March 31, 2023

Therapeutic Benefits of Gardening

Anita Camacho joined Gayle Guyardo, the host of the global health and wellness show, Bloom, to share about the therapeutic benefits of gardening.  

March 28, 2023

“Do This/Do That” Gardening Tips

Anita Camacho joined the Daytime hosts, Maggie Rodriguez and Farron Hipp, to share planting advice for viewers to invite butterflies to their yard.   

March 22, 2023

Spring Garden Tips

Anita Camacho shared gardening tips with NBC New Channel 8's Amanda Holly on what to do with the oak leaves this spring.

March 20, 2023

Patch Article: Spring is Here!

Anita Camacho, Founder of the Butterfly Conservatory of Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation is excited about Spring and encourages gardeners to put real Florida back in Florida.

March 15, 2023

Spring Garden Ideas

Anita Camacho shared tips with NBC New Channel 8's Amanda Holly on how to make your garden grow beautiful.

March 14, 2023

Happy Butterfly Day!

Anita Camacho, joined CBS 10TampaBay's Great Day Live to help celebrate National Butterfly Day.

March 10, 2023

ECC's Women Mean Business!

Anita Camacho was featured as one of the business leaders at the Hillsborough County’s Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC) “Women Mean Business!” event. In recognition of Women’s History month, it showcased Hillsborough County's Small Business Community led by strong female entrepreneurs who shared best practices with start-ups/small businesses.

March 1, 2023

TB Parenting Magazine – Summer Camp Guide

Little Red Wagon Nature Camp is featured in Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine's Summer Camp Guide as one of Tampa Bay's best summer camps.

February 21, 2023

CBS 10Tampabay Interview

CBS 10 TampaBay broadcast from Little Red Wagon for Anita Camacho to advise viewers how to get ready for spring gardening.

January 3, 2023

Sustainable Living: Butterfly Expert, Anita Camacho

WMNF interviewed Anita Camacho live on the Sustainable Living radio show to give listeners gardening tips and how to attract butterflies and other pollinators to their garden.

December 23, 2022

Florida Freeze Impacts Home Landscaping

NewsChannel8 interviews Anita Camacho at Little Red Wagon Native Nursery to give viewers tips on how to prepare their plants as temperatures are expected to dip below freezing over Christmas weekend.

October 20, 2022

Fox 13 Tampa Bay

Fox13 Tampa Bay visits Little Red Wagon Native Nursery to show viewers how Anita Camacho is doing amazing things to bring attention and protection to butterflies.

October 2, 2022

CW44 Interview

The CW44 Bayside host, Sheli Sanders, talks with Anita Camacho about how Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation's conservation efforts are helping to bring awareness to the plight of the monarchs and its migration.

October 2022

Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine

Anita Camacho was featured in the October 22 edition of Tampa Bay Parenting magazine.  Anita gives readers an insight to the plight of the monarch butterflies, provides information and tips in this educational article: “How You Can Help Save The Monarch Butterfly.”

September 20, 2022

Tampa advocate on mission to save the endangered monarch butterfly

83 Degrees freelance writer, Philip Morgan, learns from Anita Camacho about the dangers of pesticides and importance of native milkweed to support endangered monarch butterflies.

September 1, 2022

Tampa Bay Butterfly Whisperer Encourages Others to Really Appreciate Nature

Anita Camacho shares awareness with Good News Tampa Bay about the importance of butterflies to encourage people to adopt certain habits to attract butterflies to their yards or porches.

NBC WFLA News reported LIVE from Fort DeSoto Park to show viewers how NABA Tampa Bay butterfly enthusiasts gathered to count the butterfly population. 

CBS WTSP was LIVE from LRWNN on July 22.  Anita Camacho conveyed monarch concerns and how children at nature camp are learning about the importance of pollinators.   

MEFMedia's Maureen Famiano authors a Patch article about Little Red Wagon Native Nursery Summer Nature camps.

Robert Boyd from WFTS stopped by to talk to some of our campers to find out what they are learning in our summer camps.  Hear the campers describe what they love about summer camp at TBBF.

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Tampa Bay Newswire put the spotlight on learning and exploring at Little Red Wagon Native Nursery summer camps.

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June 6, 2022

Summer Camp Critters

Our founder Anita Camacho visited the Great Day Live to show off some of our “animal ambassadors”.  In addition to being on view at our temporary exhibit, our ambassadors make appearances at our summer camps.

May 20, 2022

Tampa Bay Metro Life

Tampa Bay's Metro Life magazine features Anita Camacho, “The Butterfly Whisperer” on page 10.


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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 to talk about Earth Day, and how planting a butterfly garden can help the environment.

May 8, 2022

ABC News Highlights TBBF

Anita Camacho shares with ABC News how the Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation is working to encourage home owners to help create more corridors in their landscape for butterflies and other pollinators.

May 6, 2022

Building Butterfly Gardens for Mother's Day

Anita Camacho shows Fox13 News Tampa Bay how building a butterfly garden for mom will bring more joy than a bouquet of flowers on Mother's Day.

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April 5, 2022


Anita Camacho joined WTSP Tampa Bay's Great Day Live hosts to share tips on growing a butterfly garden with native plants.

April 5, 2022

CBS GREAT DAY LIVE “Behind the Scenes”

Here's a “Behind the Scenes” look at the CBS Great Day Live production.

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April 2022

Flip My Florida Yard

Emmy® award-winning director Chad Crawford, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection team up with Anita Camacho to show how homeowners can create a landscape that is more in tune with Florida’s natural environment and support our native pollinators. Check your local listings for air date.

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August 9, 2021

WNMF Sustainable Living Show – Facebook Event

Anita Camacho talks about butterflies and answers callers' questions about butterfly gardening.

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August 3, 2021

83 Degrees Interview

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

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July 13, 2021

Little Red Wagon Native Nursery helps grow healthy plants.

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


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May 13, 2021

Modern Globe Interview

Modern Globe interviews Anita Camacho:  Butterfly enthusiast brings native plant nursery, knowledge to South Tampa.


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April 21, 2021

Earth Day: The Magic and the Need of Butterflies

Anita Camacho, shares the beauty and importance of butterflies, with Tampa Bay's Great Day Live for Earth Day 2021. 


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April 21, 2021

Earth Day: Different plants bring different butterflies to your garde

Anita Camacho, CEO of Little Red Wagon Native Nursery in Tampa, has a suggestion for Earth Day 2021. 


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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.

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April 7 & 8, 2021

Plant This; Plant That!

Gayle Guyardo, host of Bloom TV, learns first hand from the “Butterfly Whisperer” how to attract pollinators to your garden.


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March 11, 2021

Butterfly “Whisperer” shares news of Butterfly Conservatory with Creative Loafing

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


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March 11, 2021

Local business celebrates ‘Learn About Butterflies Day’

Anita Camacho, founder of the Butterfly Conservatory of Tampa Bay,  joined Great Day Live with details on an upcoming event. 


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March 11, 2021

Fox 13 at LRWNN 10:30 – 12

Good Day Tampa Bay's host, Charley Belcher, reports live from Little Red Wagon Native Nursery and previews National Butterfly Day. 


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March 2021

Going Native

Tampa Bay Parenting magazine features Anita Camacho (page 10): Why local is best for your gardening needs.


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ENCORE PARK – Before/After

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.

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February 19, 2021

Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine 

Anita Camacho was featured in an article written by Laura Byrne highlighting the importance of appreciating nature with a focus on building a bee and butterfly friendly garden. 


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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. 


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February 5, 2021

Gayle Guayardo interviews Anita Camacho on her involvement with a community planting for NFL Green Week.

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WFLA 970 NEWSRADIO listeners tuned in to hear Anita describe her passion for native plants and her contribution to the community as part of the NFL Green Week experience.

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February 2, 2021

NFL Green Week

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.

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January 19, 2021

If You Grow It, It Will Come.

Anita Camacho is interviewed by ABC Action News reporter, Robert Boyd, about the new butterfly conservatory spreading wings in South Tampa.

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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.