My recent adventures with tick-borne disease

Note: I am not a medical doctor and this post is not intended as medical advice. If you think you may have a tick-borne disease, consult with a medical professional as soon as possible.

The tick

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of fieldwork surveying for bumblebees in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin near the St. Croix river. Unfortunately all of our sites are infested with ticks. While it’s not the worst I’ve seen, I’ve been picking ticks…

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