(Unless otherwise indicated, photos by Don of www.Wakamow.com)
Poison Ivy is a single-stemmed low shrub which can grow to 30 centimetres in height. It has three bright green, shiny leaflets. If present, flowers are whitish-yellow. White berries are produced in the fall. All plant parts can cause irritation. For those who are susceptible, even the sap or pollen can result in a severe skin reaction. Remember, "leaflets three, touch not me".
When you have completed your walk check yourself thoroughly. If you discover
that a tick has secured itself to your skin, firmly grasp it as close to the skin
as possible and pull steadily so that all mouthparts are removed.
(Information from a Wakamow Valley Pamphlet)