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(Web Page; Wed Oct 09 13:36:00 CDT 2019)
Description: Whenever I hike with my non-naturalist friends, I give them the usual safety spiel: wear long sleeves and long pants, stay hydrated, watch for poison ivy and nettles, and bring along some bug spray. But, as of late, I find myself adding a fifth element to this pre-hike chat: beware of the blood-thirsty, Lyme disease-bearing, blacklegged tick (also known as the deer tick).
(Web Page; Thu May 26 09:05:00 CDT 2016)
Description: May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. As we are into tick season, it's important to remember to watch out for those little free-loaders if you’re spending a lot of time outside or in the field. Here are a few tick tactics to be aware of when heading out into the field this season.
(Web Page; Wed Jun 06 08:08:00 CDT 2018)
Description: NCC's Mhairi McFarlane gives readers the 4-1-1 on ticks.
(Web Page; Thu Aug 15 14:15:00 CDT 2019)
Description: Feeling itchy? Read this blog post to make sure it’s not a tick bite!
(Web Page; Tue Mar 19 08:31:00 CDT 2019)
Description: As the clock ticks towards the end of 2017, many people can’t help but reminisce about what a year it was.
(Web Page; Wed Jan 08 10:17:00 CST 2020)
Description: With summer here, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is collaborating with the Institut national de la santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) to launch a "training of trainers" project on Lyme disease and on the autonomous collection of ticks in the regions of Montérégie, Eastern Townships, Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec and Outaouais.
(Web Page; Tue Oct 21 08:51:00 CDT 2014)
Description: After a summer filled with ticks, mosquitoes and biting flies, I was ready for a pest-free pollinator survey at the Nature Conservancy of Canada properties near Riding Mountain National Park this September.
(Web Page; Fri Jul 25 15:32:00 CDT 2014)
Description: For most of my career I have studied prairie plants, mainly because prairies are among the rarest ecosystems in Canada owing to the fact that they’ve been almost completely converted into cropland. As a result, I have never had to worry about encountering grizzlies or wolves or cougars while doing my field work. This year in contrast, I will have to be much more vigilant than I am used to. During a reconnaissance trip in May to set up my field plots I was informed that I should be on the lookout for wolves AND cougars AND bears! Not to mention ornery moose and elk! Oh yeah and ticks and mosquitoes too! Oh my!
(Web Page; Tue Jul 09 15:51:00 CDT 2019)
Description: Prepare for your next camping trip with Scouts Canada’s ultimate summer camping guide, and make your adventure both memorable and safe.
(Web Page; Thu Jul 24 17:01:00 CDT 2014)
Description: Having spent my summers in Cape Breton, I am no stranger to the fickle weather found here in Nova Scotia. So far, we have been lucky to have mostly decent weather for our field work (so far anyway). Whether it is tromping through the bush in pouring rain, or hiking through blisteringly sunny weather, our field days always come up with something to make me go, “wow.”