Lately I have been making frequent trips to Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. due to my wife's illness (details some other time). While walking along a wall at a busy section of the hospital yesterday, I noticed a lone plant growing out of a crack at the base of a brick wall.
It was a young poison ivy.
I have been noticing more and more poison ivy plants around this summer. Either I have become more aware of them or they are turning into a more aggressive plant and spreading themselves better. Could the climate change have something to do with that?