Charlie Russell received a Master’s degree in Plant Pathology at U.C. Davis, which sparked a lifelong interest in botany. He has a strong interest and passion for photographing native plants, with a special emphasis on vernal pools. He’s a Certified California Naturalist, as well as a docent with the Jepson Prairie Preserve and Yolo Basin Foundation. He probably is out hiking somewhere looking for wildflowers right now, and when he finds the time he publishes his photos at https://ibrakeforwildflowers.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaWildflowerHikes
Wildflowers bloom like fireworks as winter water dries up in the vernal pool ecosystems of Jepson Prairie.
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