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  Award winning coffee table book: “Beauty and The Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change” by Rob Badger and Nita WinterBeauty and the Beast: California Wildflower and Climate Change, WinterBadger Press's new award winning book co-published with the California Native Plant SocietyRegular edition award winning coffee table book: “Beauty and The Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change by Rob Badger and Nita Winter” © The WinterBadger Collection Authors: Peter Raven, Jose Gonzalez, Wendy Tokuda, Kenna Kuhn, Kitty Connolly, Erin Schrode, Dr. Margaret Leinen, Will Rogers, Gordon Leppig, Susan Tweit, Mary Ellen Hannibal, Genevieve Arnold, Ryan Burnett, Doug Tallamy, Ileene Andersen, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Amber Pairis

Regular and Deluxe Limited Edition Books Available
link button to buy "Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change" coffee table bookbuy a book buttonPurchase: Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change coffee table book. by Rob Badger and Nita Winter. Co-published with WinterBadger Press and California Native Plant Society (CNPS).

Our Author Talks Are Now Virtual 

A 27 Year Wildflower Journey:

The Making of Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change

Just about everyone knows the climate is changing but we rarely hear how climate change impacts the natural world. Plants and wildflowers support most life on land and climate change is significantly affecting wildflower blooms and the bounty they offer wildlife. Marin conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter give us a spectacular view of California’s extraordinary wildflowers, as both a cause for celebration and protection, in Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change. 

Enjoy a stunning visual tour of California’s wildflowers on Zoom with international award-winning photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter. 

Past Virtual Talks

View a recorded talk and other videos here. See exhibit schedule below.

Front of gallery_SFPLibrary_03_2016_IMG_0942_x1200Front of gallery_SFPLibrary_03_2016_IMG_0942_x1200"Beauty and Beast: California's Wildflowers and Climate Change" exhibit at the Jewett Gallery, San Francisco Main Library. Part of Rob Badger and Nita Winter's fine art documentary photography project "Beauty and Beast: Wildflowers and Climate Change" a sponsored project of Blue Earth Alliance.

Scarlet Fritillary (Fritillaria recurva) plant with three blossoms, and Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus), Upper Table Rocks, BLM and Nature Conservancy land. The Table Rocks were designated in 1984 as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) to protect special plants and animal species, unique geologic and scenic values, and education opportunities. the Table Rocks are now owned and collaboratively managed by the Conservancy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Oregon, United States

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.

Over 45,000 visitors across the state have seen the exhibit to date, 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 is 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. There are actions we can all take.  Some are very simple.

We all hear about coastal flooding, more severe wildfires, and extreme weather. There are more prolonged 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:

"Beauty and the Beast: California's Wildfowers and Climate change" exhibit (back of gallery_display case) at San Francisco Public Library 2016_IIMG_0931_x700"Beauty and the Beast: California's Wildfowers and Climate change" exhibit (back of gallery_display case) at San Francisco Public Library 2016_IIMG_0931_x700"Beauty and Beast: California's Wildflowers and Climate Change" exhibit at the Jewett Gallery, San Francisco Main Library. Part of Rob Badger and Nita Winter's fine art documentary photography project &quot;Beauty and Beast: Wildflowers and Climate Change&quot; a sponsored project of Blue Earth Alliance.<br/> <br/> Scarlet Fritillary (Fritillaria recurva) plant with three blossoms, and Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus), Upper Table Rocks, BLM and Nature Conservancy land. The Table Rocks were designated in 1984 as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) to protect special plants and animal species, unique geologic and scenic values, and education opportunities. the Table Rocks are now owned and collaboratively managed by the Conservancy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Oregon, United States<br/> <br/> EXHIBIT ENVOY LISTING OF Beauty and the Beast Wildflowers and Climate Change 04-24-17 Exhibit Envoy's listing of: &quot;Beauty and the Beast: California's Wildflowers and Climate Change&quot; traveling exhibit.<br/> <br/> If you&rsquo;re looking for a temporary exhibition that draws a crowd and is affordable and easy to install, Exhibit Envoy is your ideal resource! We offer exhibitions that reflect the richness of California&rsquo;s arts, culture, and natural environment.

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 booked throughout California. The non-profit Exhibit Envoy manages its rental and scheduling. 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.  More than 45,000 people have seen the exhibit to date.

0pen now:
A large print version installation at the San Diego Natural History Museum is opening April 2, 2021 through 2022.

La Quinta Museum: La Quinta CA Present to November 13, 2021

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;Gateway Science Museum, Chico  May 27, 2018 - November 24, 2019; 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; Los Altos History Museum, Los Alto CA  March - July 2021

Our exhibit's companion book update:

Our beautiful coffee table book is available as both a regular edition and a deluxe limited edition. Click here to order a regular and limited edition books. Contact us to order quantities or for retail locations.  

Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change book cover Field of bright orange poppies with dark clouds over head.Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change book coverBook cover of new coffee table book. Field of wildflowers, California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica), dried Rabbitbrush and storm clouds Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, Los Angeles County, California, USA BATB book layouts FINAL-106BATB book layouts FINAL-106Desert Candle (Caulanthus inflatus), Tansy Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia), Hillside Daisy (Mono Lanceolat) 2017 ÒSuper BloomÓ Wildflowers, Carrizo Plain National Monument, San Luis Obispo County
California, USA. Rob Badger

Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) wildflower blossom and plant, black background, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin County, California Woodland Strawberry Essay by Robin Wall Kimmerer" "What's in a Name?"Two page spread- "Beauty and The Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change" coffee table book. Essay "What's in a Name?" by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) wildflower blossom and plant, black background, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin County, California, United State

25% of the price of every book sold through our upcoming 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 inspire positive action.

All this is part of our documentary art project “Beauty and the Beast: Wildflowers and Climate Change” that is devoted to:

RobBadger__marmot-eats-lupine-wildflowers_Mount-Rainier-Wilderness-Area-WA__wildlifeMarmot Eats Lupine Wildflowers in Mount Rainier Wilderness Area, WashingtonHoary Marmot (Marmota caligata) eating Subalpine Lupine (Lupinus latifolius) wildflower blossoms in a field of Lupine and Cow Parsnip (Heracleum lanatum), Mount rainier Wilderness Area, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington 1. Reducing the impact of climate change

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

Why us?

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. 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:  

Rob Badger      Nita Winter

Learn more

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How can you help us reach our goals?

1. Click on this button to purchase one or more books. They make great gifts.

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2. Donate ($10 and up is really helpful).

3. Become a sponsor from $300 to $100,000 (ask us how).

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4. Tell others about the book and project through personal contact and social media.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to support the promotion and distribution of Beauty and The Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change. Your sponsorship will enable us to develop our education outreach efforts, and build a program of affiliated organizations that can amplify our efforts.

 

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