Seasonal Hazard

The seasonal reminder came a couple weeks ago. I was visiting a local park and decided to take one of the nature trails for a few hundred yards.

Shhhhhhush. Plop.

I looked around, had a few suspects in mind, but didn’t see anything right away.

A few yards further down the trail I spotted one. Looked up again.

Shhhhhhush. Plop.

That time I saw the culprit. A black walnut. It’s enough for a person to grab their hard hat for a walk in the woods.


This tree, with it’s poised hazardous fruit, lives in St. Louis County.

No black walnut trees featured in the Crystal Springs books. But check out the evergreens and apple trees in Starr Tree Farm and Hiding Places.