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!
On cold, rainy fall nights like this one, I can’t help but think wistfully of those warm, sunny days spent with my kids wandering the paths and trails at the NC Zoo. As you walk down the path from the alligator pond towards the underpass with the Billy Goats Gruff statue, you will cross a… Read More Know Your Neighborhood – Northern Water Snake