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Avoiding poison ivy requires being alert when taking walks

Poison ivy can take many forms, but the result is always the same if you fail to notice it.
Photographer: Bill Danielson
Poison ivy can take many forms, but the result is always the same if you fail to notice it.
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You know your own backyard. You know where the wasp nest is, where the raspberry bushes are, and where the hole in the fence is hidden. Once you visit a new place, however, you realize that you don’t know where anything is. This finding of new places is something that we humans seem compelled to do, but once in a while we pay a price. An example of this occurred last year when my nephew ...

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