News & Story Ideas
While people are asked to stay close to home, there are many ways you can connect with nature — from your own backyard or local walking trails to basking in the beauty of wildflower photography.
Did you know there are naturalist websites and apps that accept submissions from average citizens? You simply record the natural world that’s happening outside your window — such as the flowers blooming in your yard — and share your findings with scientists worldwide for their research and observations. Cool, right?
From examining your driving habits to reducing your carbon footprint to voting, there are many easy ways to battle climate change and make a positive impact on conservation efforts. Don’t feel like you have to do it all; start with one or two things and build from there.
When people find beauty in something, they often fall in love with it and want to protect it. Conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter spent three decades capturing the fragile beauty of wildflowers. Now, they’re sharing their images with the world to inspire us all to take action against climate change and help save our native species.
The general public has heard lots about polar bears, melting ice caps, and at-risk bees. What they often don’t realize, though, is that wildflowers can also be victims of climate change, along with the lives that depend on them.
The plight of the bee has received lots of good press in recent years, but what’s too often missing from that conversation is the crucial role wildflowers play in the natural world.