Oleander (Nerium oleander) is in full bloom all over the island. Although oleander is an attractive ornamental plant, it contains the deadly toxins oleandrin and nerioside. Ingestion of even small amounts can kill, and death may be sudden. The entire plant is toxic to all animals.
Enjoy the blosoms but keep children and pets at a distance. There are plenty of other island attractions to enjoy this time of year, including a dip in the surf, a stroll down Howard Street, an outing in the Sound for fishing, or an ice cream cone at one of our local businesses. Today is the perfect day for relaxing and appreciating a specatularly beautiful and uncommonly quiet morning.
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