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2020-07-13 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Poison ivy likely to become more abundant and more potent with climate change
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-07-13 02:49|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336067 views ]  Top

#1 On the positive side, it'll provide a better habitat for the Murder Hornets.
Posted by Mercutio 2020-07-13 04:54||   2020-07-13 04:54|| Front Page Top

#2 Any plant grows better w/ increased CO2. Want a green revolution? Pump up atmospheric CO2 to 1000-1200 ppm.
Posted by Cromomble Photle1865 2020-07-13 06:51||   2020-07-13 06:51|| Front Page Top

#3 Poison ivy I can handle. I'm wondering about venus flytraps. What if they start walking? Or will that happen when they eat GMO mosquitoes? Makes ya think, donit?
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2020-07-13 08:11||   2020-07-13 08:11|| Front Page Top

#4 Thanks for nightmares AA-5839.

Posted by jpal 2020-07-13 10:32||   2020-07-13 10:32|| Front Page Top

#5 So they over-fed the plants and they grew more.

On the other hand, Poison ivy is not all bad. It provides forage for whitetail deer, black bears and raccoons and several bird species eat the berries. During autumn when other food sources are scarce, poison ivy provides sustenance for Northern flickers, bobwhite quail, Eastern phoebes, cedar waxwings, woodpeckers, robins and other birds. Goats and other livestock can eat it as a low quality forage (urishiol won’t show up in their milk).
Posted by Bobby 2020-07-13 12:12||   2020-07-13 12:12|| Front Page Top

#6 poison oak is worse!
Posted by 746 2020-07-13 13:33||   2020-07-13 13:33|| Front Page Top

#7  Goats and other livestock can eat it as a low quality forage (urishiol won’t show up in their milk).

But don’t brush up against them while preparing to milk them. Goat herds can be hired to clear the landscape of all sorts of invasive plants, including Chinese and Japanese honeysuckle and eucalyptus trees. Kudzu, too, I think

poison oak is worse!

So I’ve heard.

As I recall, poison ivy berries have a high fat content, making them an ideal winter food for whatever critters can reach them. This compares to preferred summer fruits that are high in fructose for quick energy.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-07-13 21:52||   2020-07-13 21:52|| Front Page Top

#8 And more intelligent too. I swear I saw a bougainvillea steal a woman's purse the other day.

CRAP = Climate Related Anxiety Psychosis

And someone tell Bill P to get off his arse and do some weeding once in a while..
Posted by Dron66046 2020-07-13 22:09||   2020-07-13 22:09|| Front Page Top

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