The Populus deltoides or Cottonwood or Piss Popple have catkins.
I think this is a male tree along our driveway. The female trees will bloom next and then the fuzz flies all over.
Time to get out the allergy pills.
Poison Ivy berries.
We have a good supply of Poison Ivy Soap, if we use it after working in the yard then our chances of getting it are slim…but still possible. I still have some of the very expensive Zanfel on hand, it works wonders when you first notice the rash is itching.
Poison Ivy is some wicked stuff. I am going to try to kill these berries before birds eat them and drop the tiny seeds all over the place. Birds are never bothered by the urushiol that causes the intense itching. Lucky birds.
Piss popple fuzz gets all over, the dog carries it into the house, it rolls across the yard in waves, if it stops someplace where there is dirt and water it will sprout almost overnight.