If you love to spend time near Idaho’s rivers and streams, like I do, you must be prepared for potential threats. While many of us are aware of what dangerous plants like Poison Ivy look like, there is another that is easily confused with other plants but is extremely deadly. Hemlock, better known as Poison Hemlock, is growing all throughout Idaho and if you plan to spend some time outdoors this summer, it’s wise to know what this plant is and what it looks like.

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Have you seen Poison Hemlock in Idaho? Let us know in the comments!

This isn’t the first time that plants and insects have come into Idaho uninvited. Mormon crickets have made an appearance in Idaho and they came in swarms.

If working or playing outdoors, it is essential to have the correct gear to help protect your body. For the entire family, you can find many must-need items at places like REI.

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