Our Inspirational Coffee Table Book Weaves Art & Science
To Spark Hope And Action In This Time Of Trial
Our Author Talks Are Now Virtual
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
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:
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.
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.
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:
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. 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. Click on this button to purchase one or more books. They make great gifts.
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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.
Support Beauty and the Beast: Wildflowers and Climate Change Documentary Art Project
through Blue Earth Alliance