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1. Ick, it's a tick! Tips for tick safety

(Web Page; Fri Apr 29 09:30:00 CDT 2022)

At the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), field work is an integral part of many staffers' routine, be it leading volunteer events or conducting various conservation activities. When it comes to spending time outdoors, it is important t...

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.

2. The clock is counting down: It’s time to have a tick talk

(Web Page; Wed Oct 09 13:36:00 CDT 2019)

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 ...

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).

3. The ticks are back

(Web Page; Tue Jun 01 14:24:00 CDT 2021)

4. Welcome to Tick Season

(Web Page; Tue Oct 06 15:48:00 CDT 2020)

5. The truth about ticks

(Web Page; Fri May 28 15:38:00 CDT 2021)

Ticks seem to be everywhere these days. They’re on the news, on your social media feed and maybe even on your skin. People, especially those in southern Canada, are dealing with blacklegged ticks (also called deer ticks) with incre...

Description: NCC's Mhairi McFarlane gives readers the 4-1-1 on ticks.

6. Know how to protect yourself during tick season

(Web Page; Tue Oct 06 15:48:00 CDT 2020)

7. Backpack Essentials: Don’t let the ticks bite!

(Web Page; Fri Apr 29 09:33:00 CDT 2022)

This blog post is part of the Backpack Essentials series, a series that explores the items that Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) staff carry with them when heading outside. It is inspired by the quarterly Nature Conservancy of Canada M...

Description: Feeling itchy? Read this blog post to make sure it’s not a tick bite!

8. Nature Conservancy of Canada urging people to be vigilant about ticks

(Web Page; Thu Jun 10 09:43:00 CDT 2021)

Many Quebecers are making plans to enjoy the rest of spring and summer outdoors. With tick season running from now until October, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is urging people to take precautions on trails and in forests agains...

Description: Many Quebecers are making plans to enjoy the rest of spring and summer outdoors. With tick season running from now until October, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is urging people to take precautions on trails and in forests against little freeloaders. Blacklegged ticks (also called deer ticks) can carry various bacterial diseases that are harmful to humans. Lyme disease, for example, is an infectious disease spread by blacklegged tick bites.

9. Want to avoid tick trouble? Some tips for Cape Breton hikers

(Web Page; Thu Aug 12 09:03:00 CDT 2021)

10. Year-end reflections that everyone can get into this season

(Web Page; Tue Mar 19 08:31:00 CDT 2019)

As the clock ticks towards the end of 2017, many people can’t help but reminisce about what a year it was. And some may ponder what they’ve missed out on or wished they made more time for in these past 12 months. Whether the ...

Description: As the clock ticks towards the end of 2017, many people can’t help but reminisce about what a year it was.

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