Wendy L Baxter
Wendy L Baxter
Scientist, Videographer, Human Being
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Below are a selection of videos I've crafted over the years. The moments woven together play out in a variety of locations and ecosystems. The stars are big and small.       

Some of the videos below show images of people climbing in State and National Parks in California. Climbing in these forests without a permit is not allowed. 

 

LIFE IN THE TREETOPS - MALAYSIA

In October 2017, canopy pioneer Meg Lowman and the Habitat Foundation brought together an international group of scientists to search for life, high and low, on Penang Hill in Malaysia.

                  

BIG TREE LOVE

 

In a collaborative scientific quest to understand the impacts of California's historic drought on the giant sequoias, a group of scientists started the Leaf to Landscape project in 2015. A team of volunteers came to the aid of the UC Berkeley scientists who needed to collect tree-top foliage samples from 50 trees multiple times over the span of three years. They couldn't have done it on their own. (Photo courtesy of Anthony Ambrose).

ECOTOURISM AND CONSERVATION IN MALAYSIA

Intrepid forest conservationist and canopy pioneer Meg Lowman teams up with the folks at the Habitat to get people back into the forest. 

FERN WATCH

Learn about how Western sword ferns are an important indicator of redwood forest health and how the Save the Redwood League's Fern Watch program is critical to monitor this species.

THE MIGHTY BANANA SLUG

All creatures large and small play an important role in the redwood ecosystem. Mighty banana slugs eat things other animals turn their noses up at, then they poop it out!

CAT VIDEO

Cats are stars on the internet for a reason. They are intelligent, communicative creatures full of curious energy. It took a little while for our shy kitties to adapt to their new home.

EPIPHYTES ON THE REDWOODS

Save the Redwoods League researcher Rikke Reese Naesborg explains the important role epiphytes play and how lichen grow on redwoods.

NEWT LOVE

While working in Montgomery Woods State Reserve, we were lucky enough to see red-bellied newts carrying out their yearly mating ritual, which ends up looking something like a ball of newts.