The Invisible Evil

10 02 2011

Ah, February – ’tis the season of Super Bowl Sunday, glorious weather, and the first wildflowers

Super Bowl Cachers

First Poppies

California #51?

… but there are more evils lurking out there besides the diabolical hides that have appeared locally of late:

Surgeon's Touch–Intern Version

It’s the season for baby rattlesnakes – look out where you step!! – and the INVISIBLE poison oak. I got some photos of it in it’s larval stage.

It looks like sticks:

It may have oily budding leaves:

It may have full, lovely green leaves:

All stages can get you. Darn it. All hail Zanfel and Cortaid.




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