|Michael Charters has been working as a volunteer in the paleontology lab at the George Page Museum for over 24 years. He has done research on orangutans during three Earthwatch projects in Indonesian Borneo. He was a tour guide at the Los Angeles Zoo for six years. He has traveled to and done extensive photography in such places as Chile and Argentina, Belize, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Australia, the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape of South Africa, the Big Island of Hawaii, and the North Pole (which he visited on the Russian nuclear ice-breaker Yamal in 1994). He has been studying the native vegetation of southern California for about ten years, and has also botanized in Death Valley and the eastern Sierras. He has taken in excess of ten classes and several dozen field trips with botanists from the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, the Joshua Tree Institute, UC Riverside, and the Jepson Herbarium. This is in addition to in excess of 150 field trips he has taken on his own all over southern California.|
|Special interests: Southern California native plants|
|Total Photos Contributed: 990 [View all photos] or [See a list of all photos] or [View most recent photos]|
|Email address for Michael Charters:
mmlcharters[AT]calflora.net (Replace the [AT] with the @ symbol before sending an email.)|
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