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California Wildflowers and Climate Change

By Matthew Harrison Tedford   BAY NATURE MAGAZINE    Rob Badger began photographing nature and the California desert when he was 18, having moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles for college. Eventually what was a passion and a hobby turned into a career documenting environmental destruction, from clear-cutting to mining. Roughly 25 years after those first photographic forays, a visit to the desert once again shaped his work. 

Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change

By Jennifer Jewell   PACIFIC HORTICULTURE MAGAZINE    In 1992, conservation photographer Rob Badger first experienced a rare and spectacular display of California wildflowers in the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, a state park in the Mojave Desert. Not wanting his partner and fellow photographer, Nita Winter, to miss what he was seeing, he returned to San Francisco to get her. They quickly drove back to the desert to enjoy and photograph this beauty together. 

A voice for wildflowers: Marin City photographers see their work as ‘art to action’ on climate change

By Vicki Larson   MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL   Melting ice caps, drought, rising sea levels and wildfires are what usually come to mind when we hear about climate change. Photographers Nita Winter and Rob Badger would like you to think about wildflowers instead. Not because they’re beautiful to look at, but because climate change is changing their habitat and that has huge consequences for all sorts of wildlife that depend on them. 
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