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poison ivy in a hedge in the fall

One interesting thing that happens in the fall is that, sometimes, poison ivy gets shown to be hiding in plain site. Here we have a poison ivy vine growing in a hedge. During the spring, summer, and winter, the ivy blends in with the hedge.

TAGS: fall
October 31, 2016 - 12:09pm
poison ivy leaf in the fall

This is a pattern I have seen fairly often, where poison ivy leaves turn into spectacular fall color patterns. I have no idea why this pattern develops, but it sure is eye-catching.

TAGS: fall, pattern
October 26, 2016 - 6:03pm
climbing poison ivy in fall

Here is another good example of poison ivy showing its fall colors. This impressive vine is climbing a tree and spreading out its branches over 6 feet in all directions.

October 20, 2016 - 1:10pm
Colorful fall poison ivy

It is everywhere right now in the northern states: poison ivy is among most lovely fall color you will see, which will likely cause a few sad people to pick poison ivy leaves to decorate the house. The results can be really awful.

TAGS: fall, color
October 12, 2016 - 6:19pm
Colorful fall sumac

Staghorn sumac is as common as poison ivy; seen along almost all highways in the northeast. In the fall, it comes up with some of the most spectacular fall colors.

TAGS: poison sumac
September 23, 2016 - 12:29pm
poison ivy in the fall

Here is a nice little story sent in by a visitor to the site, which makes a good reminder for the fall season:

TAGS: fall, autumn
September 9, 2016 - 3:03pm
roadside poison ivy

There is plenty of poison ivy by the side of roads throughout New England and in fact, all over the Eastern US. But this mess was a standout. The patch of ivy is about 8 feet deep and about 50 yards long. You could not possibly get to that utility pole without wading through the poison ivy.

August 18, 2016 - 3:16pm
Nasty Stomach Rash from poison ivy

Our newest Hall of Fame member got this rash by wandering into some poison ivy while seeking a place to "commune with nature" after having a bit too much to drink.

TAGS: rash, drinking
August 5, 2016 - 6:45pm
poison ivy fence monster

A viewer sent in these photos of poison ivy growing on the fence between his house and his neighbor's house. This is one of the most impresssive poison ivy monsters I have ever seen, both in terms of the vine and the massive size of individual leaves.

TAGS: fence, neighbors
July 27, 2016 - 6:23pm
poison ivy monster tree

I drove past this house today and noticed that the lovely front yard tree was totally covered in a monster wrapping of poison ivy. Took a quick snapshot, but I should go back and leave a note for them. This is a nightmare waiting to happen.

TAGS: tree, climbing
July 8, 2016 - 6:28pm

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