Our traveling, educational exhibit "Beauty and The Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change" features over 50 images (up to four feet wide) of wildflower portraits and floral landscapes. Large text panels provide information about climate change, species extinction, land conservation, "citizen science," calls-to-action and more. A large, colorful map of the state's diverse botanical regions and a description of each was co-created with the California Native Plant Society.
As of spring 2018, over 35,000 visitors across the state have seen the exhibit, and we are happy to share that visitors to the state's California Museum, in Sacramento, gave it a "five-star" rating.
The exhibits schedule can be seen below. To learn more about hosting the exhibit, please visit Exhibit Envoy.
Become a Voice for Wildflowers
Want to do something you know will help save wildflowers and reduce the impact of climate change?
Just about everyone knows the climate is changing. Everywhere. Many people feel they can’t really do much about it. They’re wrong though.
We all hear about coastal flooding, more severe wildfires, and extreme weather. There are longer droughts, more record-breaking floods, and an increase in tornadoes.
What we rarely hear about in the news is climate change’s impact on the natural world and Nature’s communities. We know plants and wildflowers support most life on land. Climate change and loss of habitat are significantly affecting wildflower blooms and the bounty they offer wildlife.
You may say, “What’s the use? The problem is too big, and I’m just one person trying to solve it. What can I do that really, really matters?”
There are many, simple and easy things you can do to reduce carbon pollution in the air. And, you can support education, and the work many environmental, and other organizations are doing to inspire hope and effective action.
What we are doing:
Engaging and inspiring people to action with beautiful images and thought-provoking essays and maps about climate change, natural history, land conservation, and more through exhibitions, books and the media.
We have created a traveling exhibit: "Beauty and the Beast: California's Wildflowers and Climate Change" which is now being booked throughout California. It is being offered by the non-profit Exhibit Envoy. Use this link to see if it will be available near you. If not help us find a possible venue and we can reach out to them. As of April 2018 more than 35,000 people have seen the exhibit in San Francisco, San Bernadino County, Sacramento and Ukiah.
Schedule to date: San Bernadino County Museum, Redlands CA June - September 2017; The California Museum, Sacramento CA Oct 23 - Jan 2018; Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah CA Feb 10 - June 3, 2018; Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton CA Sept - Oct 2018; Hi-Desert Nature Museum, Yucca Valley CA Jan - March 10, 2019; The Bay Model, Sausalito CA April - May 2019; Museum of the San Ramon Valley, Danville Jan - March 2020
A semi-permanent installation will be showcased at the Gateway Science Museum, Chico May 27, 2018 - November 24, 2019
We are also working on a new companion book "Beauty and the Beast: California's Wildflowers and Climate Change" which will be published Spring 2019. "Reserve a Book" if you want to be one of the first to know the book is available.
Our exhibit's companion book update:
Our upcoming beautiful coffee table book is currently being designed by our talented book designer Jenny Barry. Our team of authors are working on engaging and informative essays that will accompany our photographs.
In the meantime, click here for a sneak peek at a working mock-up of this book that Rob and Nita created.
25 - 33% of the price of every book sold through our innovative, non-profit affiliate program will go back to that non-profit or educational organization.
And we will be partnering with groups and organizations to further inspire positive action.
All this is part of our documentary art project “Beauty and the Beast: Wildflowers and Climate Change” that is devoted to:
2. Promoting species and land conservation
3. Creating a sustainable population
4. Showing the world the beauty that exists on our public lands
5. Supporting groups and individuals dedicated to the above
We know powerful images can create awareness, support land conservation and inspire positive change. We believe our work has successfully done that. For over 35 years we have been working on conservation and environmental issues. See our resumes and the many awards we have received here.
|For over three decades we have focused on major conservation projects and environmental issues. Major conservation organizations/government agencies we have worked with include The Trust for Public Lands (30+ projects), The Nature Conservancy, The American Land Conservancy, and the Center For Russian Nature Conservation and Inyo County, California.
See our resume and the many awards we have received here:
How can you help us reach our goals?
1. Reserve a book with NO deposit necessary. You'll be the first to know when it is published. Anticipated price for this coffee table book: $50
|2. Make a donation ($10 and up is really helpful).||
|3. Become a sponsor from $300 to $100,000 (ask us how).|
|4. Tell others about the book and project through personal contact and social media.|
We can’t make this real without your help.
Sponsorship opportunities are available to support the publication of Impressions of Spring: A Voice for Wildflowers of the West on Our Public Lands. Your sponsorship will enable us to publish the project’s first book, develop our education outreach efforts, and build a program of affiliated organizations that can amplify our efforts.
|It’s a coffee table book so beautiful that you may need to buy a better looking coffee table.|
Support Beauty and the Beast: Wildflowers and Climate Change Documentary Art Project
through Blue Earth Alliance
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|We are proud to be a project of Blue Earth Alliance. Blue Earth believes documentary photography can inspire positive change. They support visual storytelling on critical environmental and social issues through direct assistance to photographers and a collaborative community of professionals.|