Summer is here, but before you go clearing out that brush, know what you are touching!

I saw poison ivy today, and Virginia Creeper (what many people mistake for poison ivy), and wanted to point out the difference.  Can you see which is which?

Where's the Poison Ivy?? (Staff Photo)

 

Just for clarification, I have masterfully circled the poison ivy in the picture.

 

Poison Ivy! RUN!!!

 

The advice I was given (on Facebook, of course) was to wear gloves AND to wash with Dawn dish washing soap, to remove any oils that may have touched the skin.

Now, get out there and get that yard cleaned up!