A Natural & Cultural History of Ticks
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 4 pm
Dr. Kirby Stafford, Chief Entomologist, Connecticut Agricultural Station
Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Limited Seating. First come, first served.
$8 for members & donors; $12 for non-members.
During the last three decades deer tick and wood tick populations have soared and tick-borne illnesses have become a major public health concern. Why has this happened? What’s changed? If we could go back in time, what were tick populations like when the first Europeans arrived in America? If we could look into the future, what’s next?
In this illustrated talk, Dr. Kirby Stafford III, chief entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Station in Connecticut, will explore these questions and also share information about tick ecology, their complex life cycles, and the variety of management strategies that he and others have investigated to reduce tick populations and limit the risk for people of contracting tick-borne diseases
Please note: This is not a medical talk about Lyme disease and its symptons.