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(AT) BPTMN Meeting
March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
March 10: “13 Things You Need to Know about Poison Ivy” – Amy Martin
7:00pm – Amy Martin – “13 Things You Need to Know about Poison Ivy”. In this subversively funny talk, Amy Martin, author of Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant (www.Itchy.biz), shares her deep knowledge of poison oak and ivy gleaned from 12 years working in wildlife habitat management. Facts such as that soap is terrible for removing urushiol from the skin and the poison oak and ivy barrier creams that actually work.
You’ll learn how humans are the only animal allergic to poison oak and ivy, and why your immunity to poison oak and ivy can change at any time. Understand that the rash is an allergy to be managed, not a poison to be extracted, and how you respond to its allergen depends on a number of factors. Discover the herbs that are far better treating the rash than jewelweed and effective topical minerals like Milk of Magnesia.
Amy has been a journalist and writer for over 40 years, she is currently North Texas Wild columnist for GreenSource DFW. For 12 years, she converted 15 acres of pasture into tallgrass prairie and performed wildlife habitat rehabilitation on the total 75 acres of a private nature preserve in Fannin County. She is an active member of the North Texas Master Naturalist Chapter, for whom she leads guided hikes, and state social media director for Native Prairies Association of Texas.
The Texas Master Naturalist program develops local teams of “master volunteers” to provide educational and outreach services aimed at the better management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. The Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and other local partners. We meet in the Science Resource Center at the end of the road – NOT the main museum building and parking lot which you’ll pass on the right. There may be occasional exceptions to the meeting place – check this calendar for details.
AT Approved (State requirement – 1 hour max)