Farm Irritants
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Stinging Nettle: Leaves are heart shaped, finely toothed, and tapered at the ends, and flowers are yellow or pink. The entire plant is covered with tiny stiff hairs, mostly on the underside of the leaves and stem, that release stinging chemicals when touched.

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Bees & Yellowjackets: Bees can generally be identified by the short hairs on their body. Bees can only sting once, while yellowjackets and other wasps can sting repeatedly, though it is rare. 

 

Most bees and yellowjackets won't sting if left alone, but if you have an allergy to bee stings, please notify event staff and come prepared with an epi pen or other form of reaction prevention. 

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Green Alkanet: Hebaceous perennial that grows up to 3 ft tall and has deep, thick roots. Plant parts covered in stiff hairs. When flowering, small bright blue flowers sprout. Hairs can be an irritant. 

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Caper Spurge: pairs of leaves alternate down the stem above which are crescent-shaped glands containing large capsules holding seeds.

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Cow parsley: Umbrella-like clusters of white, frothy flowers on a hollow-stemmed, tall plant. Sap may cause rash. 

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Cats and Goats: Adorable fluffy animals who are curious and generally friendly. Some love scritches and some just love to watch the action. Not all the cats on the farm enjoy being picked up or being pet, so we recommend admiring them from a distance. 

Most of the goats on the property enjoy a gentle pat and love to eat blackberry bushes.