Blog Archives (fall)

poison ivy on roadside tree

Here is another example of poison ivy revealing itself with great fall color. However, for reasons known only to the poison ivy gods, while most of this ivy has turn bright red, a portion on the lower right has turned yellow, and some is still green.

TAGS: fall, roadside
October 19, 2018 - 9:43am
Virginia Creeper in fall

Be aware that Virginia creeper, the vine that often grows right along with poison ivy, also turns color in the fall. Both can be ground vines and both certainly climb.

October 9, 2018 - 5:10pm
fall poison ivy on fence

Here is yet another example of how poison ivy reveals itself in the fall. We have likely driven by this vine growing on a fence many times. But because the poison ivy turned such great yellow, orange, and red – we noticed it.

TAGS: fall, autumn, fence
October 2, 2018 - 5:10pm
poison ivy fall color

For some reason, poison ivy, the tough guy that grows everywhere, tends to give up and turn fall color very early, before many other plants.

It also comes out pretty early in the spring, so maybe giving up early is part of its internal timing.

TAGS: fall, England, Europe
September 24, 2018 - 12:25pm
fall poison ivy

Up here in central New England, 2017 has had an extremely late first frost. (I wil forgo discussion of global warming to avoid the hate mail that such topics generate.) 

November 11, 2017 - 6:46pm
poison ivy in fall

In spite of its generally tough-guy attitude, poison ivy is one of the first plants to give up and turn colors in the fall. Which makes early fall a great time to look for it. Often you can find trees, walls, or the ground itself covered with bright red, orange and yellow leaves.

TAGS: autumn, fall
September 14, 2017 - 10:31pm
poison ivy and trees

My last blog post was about how poison ivy sometimes reveals itself with fall color. Here is a weird one where poison ivy is "pretending" to be part of a tree.

TAGS: fall, autumn
November 4, 2016 - 8:12pm
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

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