Wendy L Baxter
Wendy L Baxter
Scientist, Videographer, Human Being


The beauty of natural landscapes has captivated me all my life. I have been fortunate enough to work in some of the most pristine old-growth giant sequoia and coast redwood forests in California as a researcher at UC Berkeley in Professor Todd Dawson's lab, collaborating closely with forest ecologist, Anthony Ambrose.

While my time conducting research in big trees is drawing to a close, my passion for these majestic organisms will never fade. Now my day job is maintaining weather stations across the University of California Natural Reserve System. Combining my climbing expertise and science background, I visit natural reserves across the state to ensure our weather station network is collecting high-quality data.

In my free time, I moonlight as an independent filmmaker. All life, big and small, has an important role to play on our complex and interconnected planet. My curiosity for the world around me has inspired me to make short videos about a variety of topics, either commissioned by clients or pet projects of my own. I hope the videos I produce will educate, inspire, entertain and engage others to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the natural world. 

In this time of unprecedented change, what we hold dear can bring us together.


Photos of me are courtesy of Anthony Ambrose.


If you stop

to listen,


the earth will share its secrets.