A Voice for Wildflowers Blog
Open Studio Specials + Hooray! The Rains are Back, Making It a Good Time to Start Planting Natives
Rob and I were so excited to watch the rain, and occasional downpours, return to wet California's extremely dry land...
‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’: New wildflower exhibit raises awareness of climate change
By Shamaya Sutton Wildflower lovers are sure to enjoy the Sutter County Museum’s newest exhibit “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change,” which will be on display now until Nov. 20. The collection originated at the San Francisco Public Library and is traveled by Exhibit Envoy.
NITA'S LIFE AS A WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER
Beauty and the Beast Newsletter - June 2022 45 years ago, on May 15, 1977, I, Nita Winter, became the first female wildlands firefighter at the California Division of Forestry's (CDF) Leggett Fire Station in Northern California. Today CDF is known as CAL FIRE.
THE GIVING SEASON: HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF SUPPORTING A CREATIVE AND INSPIRING DREAM?
As you may know, Rob and I are conservation photographers and climate change activists who have been life partners an...
WOW! FLOODING IN MARIN CITY
Beauty and the Beast Newsletter - Oct 27 We are glad to report Rob and I are both safe and sound after the "bomb cyclone" storm exploded on top of us on Sunday. It was exciting, for hours, to watch the rain and sustained howling winds from our kitchen table.
CELEBRATING NATIONAL WILDFLOWER WEEK WITH ROB BADGER AND NITA WINTER
By Sarah Dillemuth MCE NEWS The first week of May is National Wildflower Week. This year, MCE is celebrating the week by highlighting Rob Badger and Nita Winter, who are local climate activists and long-time wildflower photographers. Please tell us about yourselves. Rob: I’ve been photographing nature for over 50 years, and I began to see the damage being done to the environment.
California Blooming: NOW OPEN
California Blooming: Wildflowers and Climate Change,” a large print version of "Beauty and Beast: California's Wildflowers and Climate Change" just opened at the San Diego Natural History Museum (the Nat) on Friday April 6, 2021. Prints up to 12’ tall will take you into some of southern California’s past superblooms.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST CALIFORNIA WILDFLOWERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Reviewed by Kristine Morris FOREWORD REVIEWS Beauty and the Beast is the story of an imperiled glory. Part of an inspiring documentary art project created by conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter, it highlights California’s famed wildflower “superblooms” that, when conditions are favorable, herald the arrival of spring with a riotous display
North Bay photographers’ new book captures diversity of native flowers, encourages conservation
By Meg McConahey THE PRESS DEMOCRAT It was just another shoot for nature photographer Rob Badger as he headed down to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve back in 1992. But when he arrived at the state reserve in northern Los Angeles County, he was gobsmacked by the extravagance of its wildflowers — which is saying something for a veteran shooter accustomed to training his lenses on the earth’s wonders.
Despite 11-month closure, Natural History Museum has been a beehive of activity since March
UPDATE: California Blooming: Wildflowers and Climate Change in the Golden State Exhibit Opens on April 2 ~~~~ By Pam Kragen UNION TRIBUNE Like all of the museums in Balboa Park, the San Diego Natural History Museum has been locked down for most of the past year. The perpetually swinging Foucault pendulum in the lobby hangs still. Glass cases holding rare and antique books are draped with heavy cloths to protect their sensitive pages from light. And the fourth-floor administrative offices have been empty since the pandemic’s arrival last March.
Nita Winter’s wildflower photography is a blooming success
By Aviva Luttrell CLARK NOW Nita Winter ’76 and Rob Badger had never witnessed anything like it. As far as the eye could see, fields of brilliant orange wildflowers blanketed California’s Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, rippling like waves as the wind swept across the ground on a spring day in 1992.
Rob Badger and Nita Winter: 5 Things We Must Do To Inspire The Next Generation About Sustainability And The Environment
By Penny Bauder AUTHORITY MAGAZINE As part of my series about what we must do to inspire the next generation about sustainability and the environment, I had the pleasure of interviewing Rob Badger and Nita Winter.