In a recent post, I noted that we were keeping count of the number of ticks found on each of us this year. To date, the standings are:
Bootypants - 64
Scott - 49
Lindsay - 9
This is an adult female Black-legged Tick (also known as a Deer Tick), Ixodes scapularis, the species most well known for being the vector for Lyme Disease. I found this tick during my recent trip to Superior, Wisconsin. To see my plant highlights from this trip, click here.