Buttermilk Falls Natural Area

Sat, July 20, 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Plant Patrol has scheduled this work event and we are seeking volunteers.


We will dig out Poison Hemlock from the parking lot area. The sap of this biennial species in the carrot family is dangerous if ingested, so it is a hazard for small children. Mr. Rogers would not like that! For some people, it will also cause their skin to be UV light sensitive if they get sap on their skin. Once exposed to light, they will get a skin rash similar to Poison Ivy. The sap is mostly inside the plant, not on the surface. It readily washes off of skin and clothing with soap and water, more easily than for Poison Ivy.

Wear long sleeves, long pants, closed shoes or boots, and gloves. You will have to wash them in soap and water when you return home. We will have extra gloves to lend, if you need them. You might wear a short sleeve shirt and shorts under your long clothing, so that you can remove your long clothing before returning home. Or you can change in the restroom.

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Upcoming Events

Buttermilk Falls Natural Area

  • Sat, July 20, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon