Time: Sat, May 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center
Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are a rising concern in Midcoast Maine, and protecting ourselves from ticks has become more important than ever. When armed with knowledge, it is possible to adequately manage the risk of tick-borne illness and safely spend time outdoors. With the ability to identify ticks, it’s possible to immediately gauge the level of concern necessary when a tick is found biting yourself or someone else.
In this workshop, which is intended for amateur naturalists, folks will learn the physical characteristics and habits of the tick species found locally. Tick specimens will be provided for study, and participants will be guided in learning to identify the species and sex of ticks commonly found in the local landscape.
This event is family-friendly, but is most appropriate for children eight years and older. The content is useful for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, but is especially useful for those who spend time in nature with children.
Outdoor educator Robin Huntley will lead the presentation.