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poison ivy in fall

Poison ivy often reveals itself in the fall.

It tends to turn colors early and so it can stand out from the still-green neighboring plants.

TAGS: autumn
October 9, 2021 - 3:35pm
poison ivy in fall

This is our yearly warning to avoid the great colors that poison ivy likes to show in fall.

If you are out gathering the most colorful fall leaves for a table decoration you might accidentally gather the MOST impresssive leaves, which are often poison ivy!

TAGS: fall, autumn
October 5, 2021 - 12:58pm
poison ivy fencepost

This was taken in lovely Duchess County in New York State on a particularly lovely dairy farm. 

TAGS: fencepost
August 15, 2021 - 6:21pm
poison ivy utility pole

As we all observe, poison ivy LOVES to grow on roadsides. It gets lots of sun, not much competition, and birds love to sit on the wires and drop seeds there. So it is almost rare to NOT see poison ivy by a roadside in the eastern part of the United States.

July 25, 2021 - 1:12pm
skin rash from burning poison ivy

Hopefully you have heard the warnings to never burn poison ivy.

If not, this is what can happen. This unusually attractive young lady burned some weeds, not realizing they were poison ivy.

TAGS: burning, smoke
June 22, 2021 - 2:40pm
poison ivy rashes

The gentleman who is suffering with these awful rashes shared them with us so we can share with you – as a reminder of just how nasty a poison ivy rash can get.

TAGS: arms
June 3, 2021 - 11:57am
poison sumac with test wipe

This is a positive test for poison sumac!

Poison sumac is pretty rare and only grow in very wet areas, whereas poison ivy is everywhere and grows in wet, dry, sunny, shady, or any conditions.

May 27, 2021 - 12:21pm
Posted Sign with Poison Ivy

Why is it SO common to see poison ivy growing on the No Trespassing signs along country roads? Because roadsides are perfect poison ivy habitat. Poison ivy grows in the deep woods, but it prefers places with more light; roadsides have tons of light.

May 23, 2021 - 11:58am
log and thick poison ivy vine

This large tree fell across a trail and was chain sawed off by a helpful person.

But I wonder if they knew that the thick vine attached was poison ivy?

A chain saw will spew sap and wet sawdust right at the logger and could cause a great deal of grief for both logger and family!

May 9, 2021 - 12:09pm