Beauty and the Beast
California wildflowers and climate change
A new book by CNPS Press and Winter-Badger Press.
Climate change and other human impacts on the environment are threatening wildflowers and the life that depends on them. In this special and timely work, conservation photographers Nita Winter and Rob Badger give us a spectacular view of California’s extraordinary wildflowers as both a cause for celebration and protection.
We created Beauty and the Beast because we realized most people don’t know that wildflowers are especially vulnerable to climate change. Therefore we have dedicated our life’s work to protecting them, and hopefully, inspiring others to do so.”
– Nita Winter and Rob Badger
Beauty and the Beast pairs the couple’s striking field photography with thought-provoking and inspiring essays by authors like Robin Wall Kimmerer, Jose Gonzalez, Peter Raven, Mary Ellen Hannibal, Ileene Anderson, and more.
Enjoy this stunning visual tour of California’s wildflowers and renew your resolve to care for this precious place we call California!