Forgotten Landscapes of Santa Barbara

Thursday Feb 17 2011   19:00:00
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History  , Santa Barbara, CA  map

Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Laura Cunningham
, artist and author of A State of Change, will give a slideshow presentation and sign copies of her book. This event is co-sponsored by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Free and open to the public; for more information call (805) 682-4711.

Laura CunninghamLaura Cunningham, an artist and naturalist, studied paleontology and biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked at various field biology jobs for the California Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other organizations, getting to know such species as the Owens Valley pupfish, the southern California steelhead trout, the Yosemite toad, and the Panamint alligator lizard. Simultaneously, she has been studying and painting California’s historic and living wildlife, flora, and unique landscapes. She lives near Death Valley National Park, where she cofounded the group Basin and Range Watch to explore the historical ecology of the desert ecosystems of California and Nevada, and to protect them. Visit her blog at

Photo by Kevin Emmerich