14 June 2009

Tick Update

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.

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