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2017 June in Joshua Tree National Park

Desert Milkweed Seed Pod

My trip to Joshua Tree National Park was not without its surprises. I promised to wait one month before speaking of one of them, but there is a good reason for the delay. I’m sure you’ll agree when I finally get permission to speak about it.

My friend Sula found a seed pod in doing her botanical survey of the sites where we collected museum specimens. I was immediately fascinated with the ping-pong ball sized specimen as it sat on the black table she’d set it on.