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Poison Ivy Poised to be One of the Big Winners of a Warming World

Its growing season is starting earlier than in years past

Over a decade ago, when Peter Barron started removing poison ivy for a living, he decided to document his work.

"Every year I always take pictures of the poison ivy as it's blooming," said Barron, who is better known as Pesky Pete, of Pesky Pete's Poison Ivy Removal.

He still remembers the photos he took of the very first tiny, red, shiny poison ivy leaves popping out in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire where he works.

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