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I got a reminder that tick season in Vermont has begun when I discovered one of these critters walking up my pant leg this afternoon while I was walking through Geprags Park in Hinesburg. To avoid tick bites remember to check yourself carefully for ticks after birding and use repellants such as DEET on your skin or permethrin on your clothes.


The VT Department of Health has lots of information about ticks and how to avoid them on their website at:


http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/lyme/lyme_disease.aspx


Be careful out there.


Bruce MacPherson
South Burlington, VT