The weekend of January 22, we had our first winter weather event here in Raleigh. We got an inch of ice in the yard before it ever started snowing, and we wound up with probably a quarter inch of snow on top of the ice. Once the sleet and freezing ended, the birds came flocking… Read More Know Your Neighborhood – More winter backyard birds
Ixodes scapularis, the blacklegged tick. Image from Wikimedia, in the public domain. I’ve written about snakes on this blog before, and a recent study published in this January’s Journal of Medical Entomology has brought them back to my mind. The researchers studied the spread of Lyme disease-bearing ticks in the United States. People infected with… Read More The only good snake is a LIVE snake!