This photo shows a female black-legged tick, also known as a deer tick. PHOTO COURTESY OF FRIENDS OF MAINE COASTAL ISLANDS NWR

Tick talk



Ticks are tiny, so thorough clothing checks are important.
PHOTO COURTESY OF FRIENDS OF MAINE COASTAL ISLANDS NWR

ROCKLAND— As more people get outside to hike, bird watch and explore, learning how to do those activities while protecting oneself from ticks is essential.

On Wednesday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m., Megan Kelley, field epidemiologist for the Maine Center for Disease Control, will give a Zoom talk about being outside with ticks.

Some questions that will be addressed are: Why so many ticks? Where and what types of ticks are found in Maine? Do all ticks transmit diseases? What do I do if I get a tick bite?

Register at https://bit.ly/3vOVxnj or on the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR website at www.mainecoastislands.org. For questions, email [email protected] or call 594-0600 x5.

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