September 13th, 2023, 7:30pm
in the Garden House at Shoup Park
in Los Altos
A 27 Year Wildflower Journey: The Making of Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change
With Rob Badger and Nita Winter
Rob Badger and Nita Winter take you behind the scenes on their 27-year journey photographing wildflowers throughout California and the West.
It began in 1992 when they discovered and fell in love with California's spectacular wildflower blooms in the Mojave Desert's Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve. Photographing these beautiful landscapes and individual flowers evolved into their documentary art project, “Beauty and the Beast: Wildflowers and Climate Change.”
Rob’s environmental images have won multiple awards, including
Best in Photojournalism
in international competition.
Nita began her photographic career documenting her work fighting wildfires
in northern California and later as a National Park Ranger on Alcatraz.
Their work has been featured in NBC-TV, KQED-TV, Time, Mother Jones, and Sierra magazines, the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times. They are the recipients of the Sierra Club’s 2020 Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography.
You can purchase their books an learn more at wildflowerbooks.com
Speaker Dinners are resuming!
Come join our speakers for dinner at
Chef Chu’s before the meeting.
This is an opportunity to talk more intimately with our speakers and ask any questions you might like about their field of expertise.
If you would like to join us, please email Western Hort member Carol Dahout
at email@example.com by the Monday before the meeting so we can make a reservation for the appropriate attendance.
Plant Sale Table
The September meeting is your first chance
to participate in the Plant Sale Table!
Remember: Fall is for Planting!
Be sure to bring all the plants you have been propagating, any cuttings, books or tools that members may want to add to their collections. All money collected goes to support WHS programs and the scholarship fund.
Hello WHS members,
Our new year is just starting.
Our membership year extends from September through August.
Dues paid now will be for
the 2023-24 membership year.
WHS has a great list of speakers for the year. Don’t miss any updates.
Please submit your renewal and payment using the Membership form found on our Membership page and mail to
WHS PO Box 166, Mountain View, CA 94042. Membership forms were also mailed out in August to those who have not renewed. You can also pay online. Please go to our membership page on our website
JOIN TODAY and receive:
Free admission to monthly programs and links to Zoom presentations and video-recordings (9x per year)
Receive WHS e-newsletter (Sept-May)
Members only Holiday Party & Summer Picnic
10% discount at participating business partners
Member Plant Share
You will have the opportunity to bring
actual plants or cuttings to the September meeting for sharing information about with others in attendance.
Please be ready with information about the plant’s geographical location, exposure, soil, water and other growth requirements.
If you have plants that you would like help identifying or for which you want some cultural advice, feel free to bring these also.
When you’re nervous about stepping outside of your comfort zone, remind yourself;
“It feels scary because it’s unfamiliar, not because I’m incapable.”
~Michelle C. Clark
Vice president & Board members : These positions are still open. Get to know your fellow WHS members and help keep the society vibrant and well rounded. If you have
an interest in helping in any one of these capacities, or feel you can help in any other way, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to any of the current board members.