Mitchell, Michael


I am a native Englishman who moved to Carmel Valley after a lifetime of practising law in England and California. I have long enjoyed photography and enjoyed the natural world and spent many happy hours photographing the flowers that I encountered whilst hiking with my wife Sharon. Attempts to identify them led to a collaboration with Dr Rod Yeager and the production of our field guide to the Wildflowers of Garland Ranch and our more extensive web-based guide ( – an attempt to share the pleasure we gained from the wildflowers without the pain of trying to identify them from a variety of inadequate or challenging sources. I am a volunteer naturalist at Garland Ranch.