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Corrected For Daylight Savings Time. These times are for reference only. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Did You Know? When shadows lengthen, daffodils bloom, osprey are perched, and shad roe appears, spring is beginning its first kiss! Through April 30th - Earth Day 5K Cross Country Run/Walk & Family Fun Loop at Mount Harmon Plantation, 600 Mount Har- mon Rd., Earleville; Adult 5K/$25, Student 5K/$15, Family & Dog Friendly Fun Loop $20; Virtual Options; Call 410-275-8819; For more information on this and other events visit www.mountharmon.org. Through May 1st - Talisman Therapeutic Boots Up Derby Online Event; View and bid on auction items; Hat contest; Benefits Talisman scholarship fund; Register online at www.talismanfarm.com. Through May 10th - Bay Bridge Study open for public comments regarding the three corridors under consideration for the Bay Bridge Crossing, as well a a no-build option; Call 877-249-8370; For details visit www.baycrossingstudy.com. Through August 5th - Deadline for 2021 MD Natural Resource Photo Contest; 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for seasonal categories: winter, spring, summer & fall; $10/up to 3 photos & $3/additional; Win cash, state parks passports, magazine subscriptions & more; Details at www.dnr.maryland.gov/ Pages/photocontest.aspx; For questions, contact photocontest.dnr@maryland.gov. Through August 20th - Send in your hunting and fishing photos for Tidewater Trader’s Hunt Issue; Hunting, fishing, crabbing,etc.; Send to info@tidewatertrader.com w ith “hunt issue photo” in the subject line. Wed, April 14th - GCTV Garfield Streams the Arts with a live performance each week at 7:30pm on Facebook; Garfield Center, 210 High St., Chestertown; 410-810-2060; www.garfieldcenter.org. Wed, April 14th - Tots of Fun with Kent County Public Library, 408 High St., Ches- tertown; April 20th Storytime; April 21st From Mountains to Seas Maryland’s Natu- ral Areas; Every Tues. Storytime on Face- book; Every Wed. Virtual Book Club; Curb- side Pickup; In-building services Tues & Thurs; Dial-A-Story 1-888-964-2686; Call 410-778-3636; www.kentcountylibrary.org. Wed, April 14th - Learn and Play at Home Making Crab Cakes and Member Night Hunting for Decoys with Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels; April 15th Stem on Board Tools of the Trade; April 17th Small Diesel Main- tenance Commissioning; April 19th Boat- ers Safety, Coffee & Wood Chips; April 21st Learn and Play at Home Lighthouse Keeper is Missing; Summer Camps; Call 410-745-4941; www.cbmm.org. Wed, April 14th - Bouncing Babies, Among Us,and Senior Center Book Club with QAC Free Library; April 15th Teen Poetry Work- shop; April 17th Superhero Workshop; April 20th Storytime, Reuimos, Dungeons & Dragons, Mental Health Workshop; All Pro- grams are Virtual Online; Library Open to Public: Mon-Thurs 10:15-5:45pm, closed 1-3pm; Fri & Sat 9:15-4:45pm, closed 12- 2pm; No appt. needed, masks req’d; so- cial distancing measures; 410-758-0980 or 410-643-8161; 121 S. Commerce St., Cen- treville and 200 Liberty Circle, Stevensville; www.qaclibrary.org. Wed & Thurs, April 14th & 15th 1pm-3pm & 6pm-8pm - Call In Testimony Sessions for public comments regarding 3 corridors un- der consideration for the Bay Bridge Cross- ing, as well no-build option; 877-249-8370; www.baybridgecrossingstudy.com With information from Jenny Houghton, Assistant Director, Adkins Arboretum Need help identifying poison ivy? The standard “Leaves of three, let them be” is helpful, but can be confusing since the leaves of many plant species are arranged in clusters of three. Poison ivy leaves usually have several notches on their edges and pointed tips. Like a traffic light, they are red in spring, green in summer, and yellow/orange in fall. Poison ivy can grow as a vine or a shrub. Those hairy vines you see running up trees? Most likely poison ivy. And roots contain urushiol, the resin in poison ivy that causes its itchy red rash. Dead poison ivy plants still contain the resin in potent form, so caution is the order of any day when dealing with poison ivy. And, as many people know, steer clear of any areas where poison ivy is being burned. Burning poison ivy releases urushiol oil particles into the air and these particles can cause reactions to exposed skin, the eyes, and the respiratory tract. Urushiol is also found in poison oak and poison sumac. Good news! Neither of these plants are common on the Eastern Shore. More good news — dogs are immune to poison ivy, as are many wild animals, who depend on the plant for food and shelter. But the animals can carry the oil in their fur, so be careful petting an animal that you think may have been around poison ivy. Insects like bees and butterflies feed on nectar from poison ivy flowers in springtime. Deer, black bear, and raccoon browse on the plant during summer months. Many birds, from cedar waxwings to northern flickers and bobwhite quail, eat its berries in fall and winter. Poison ivy — a plant for all seasons! Like it or not, poison ivy is native and is here to stay. Luckily, a little preparation goes a long way. Wear pants, stay on paths when hiking, and keep some dish soap handy, or better yet, some jewelweed soap. Note that oil-based bar soaps spread urushiol. Washing within 15 minutes of contact with poison ivy can help prevent the urushiol from taking hold on your skin. It is better to take a shower, since the urushiol can rise to the surface of bath water and spread to other areas of the body. Don’t forget to also wash any clothing or outdoor gear that has been in contact with poison ivy. If you still make contact, fear not — real nature adventurers know that itchy bumps are summer’s badge of honor. Is It Poison Ivy?

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