Understanding Ticks: Strategy, Habitat, Ecology and Conservation

Understanding Ticks: Strategy, Habitat, Ecology and Conservation


Wednesday, March 1, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Love the outdoors, but worry about ticks? Join us in learning more about ticks, how they operate and affect us and what we can do to protect ourselves from the diseases they spread.

Understanding and Preventing Tick Borne Diseases. Susan Rask, Former Concord Public Health Director, and Tricia McGean, Public Health Nurse for Lincoln and Carlisle, present tick facts and life-cycle information, tick-borne diseases in Massachusetts, practical prevention strategies and tick ecology.

Deer overpopulation: How it affects tick population & forest health. The relationship between deer overpopulation and tick populations is complex.  Michele Grzenda, Lincoln’s Conservation Director will give us a brief overview on how eastern Massachusetts’s deer population has changed over time. She’ll also review the impacts deer have on forest health and the relationship between deer and deer ticks.

This will be a hybrid meeting, held at Acton Town Hall, Room 204 or virtual via Zoom.

Click here to register. To help us plan, please select attending in-person or virtual via Zoom. However, everyone will receive the virtual Zoom link and you are welcome to change to in-person or virtual at any time.