It's not poison ivy


To the editor:

(re: “You see leaves of three? Then please leave it be!” Sept. 2)

While I am quite pleased that The Riverdale Press is paying attention to the poison ivy in Van Cortlandt Park, I am looking in dismay at a photograph — not of poison ivy (three leaves), but the not-at-all poisonous Virginia creeper (five very obvious leaves).

A half-minute of internet searching would have resulted in the correct photograph.

Heidi Slatkin


To the editor:

I was sorry to see that The Riverdale Press missed an opportunity to educate its readers by not publishing a photo of an actual poison ivy plant with its story on poison ivy.

Judy Fletcher

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