Exploding Seed Pods

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 

Up in the East Bay Hills there are these shrubberies that about this time of year grow furry seed pods. Last time I was up there running I heard a series of loud pops and snaps that I thought were some kind of insect feeding in the bushes.

Exploding

I looked for whatever enthusiastic bugs were having a good time in the bushes and found none… and just by luck brushed a seed pod and set it off. It exploded with a loud snap and sprayed my hand with small black seeds.
I noted the trail was peppered (sort of literally) with tiny black seeds and pods were exploding all around.

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