Matthew Parker's Decoder #2011-10

Did those fall leaves make any sense to you in the October 2011 issue of Clubhouse magazine? Well, just "leaf" it to a super sleuth to solve this one!

How It Works:
Busting this code can be easy if you know what to look for: Read only the leaves standing up straight—nothing else. Now you try it!

Though the oil in poison ivy—called urushiol (yu-ROO-she-awl)—is very irritating to human skin, few animals get rashes from poison ivy. In fact, some animals take shelter under poison ivy. Other animals, like goats, eat it!

Look for another secret message next month!

Copyright © 2011 by Christopher Maselli. Used by permission. Illustration © Gary Locke.