AP PHOTOS: Lotusland gardens mix whimsy, conservation

Guest curator Nancy Gifford, right, sits in "Plume Cathedra," by artist Alan Macy, whose work is a "biomimicry of the bird." Nearby are artist Fatemeh Burnes' "Looking Down" and "Shattered Mosque," paintings included in the exhibit "FLOCK: Birds on the Brink," at Lotusland, in Montecito, Calif.