Monday, May 20, 2013

Tick Fest - June 8, 9

The Southern Alberta Alpine Club is resurrecting the long forgotten Tick Fest.  We had one of these about 10 years ago, just before I got into kayaking.  It was great fun.

Here's the ACC member registration page for the event

Tick Testing Initiative

Looks like Alberta Health services has a tick testing initiative going on.

They want you to save and double bag or pill bottle any ticks you find so they can test them for Lyme disease.  With Lyme disease present in Waterton Park, it may be a good idea to gather some more data points for analysis.  I had about 13 ticks on me last Saturday.  Too bad I squished them all.  Nut tools are good for more than just nuts!

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