Wildflower Sound Cannon

Responding to a site in the Mohave Desert, CA, used by military personnel and others as a shooting range — often of obsolete technology — “Wildflower Sound Cannon,” reintroduced native California species flowering plants into the landscape. Volunteers prepared seed bombs using local mud and soil, subsequently launched by canon. Documented by video, photography, and audio recording, this environmental experiment aimed to spread knowledge of the region’s plants and biota and encourage a more lasting sense of connection to this desert landscape. In the spring, many of the native species seed bombs bloomed.