Ticks bearing Lyme disease have been found in the Province of Ontario. Sadly they are moving northward form the U.S. So far none have been found in York Region (where I live) or in neighbouring Durham Region where the above photo was taken. But researchers are on the look out!
Working in a grid-like pattern, the above researcher is dragging a white, one-metre-square cloth (maybe corduroy, but I forgot to look) behind her to harvest ticks. Any ticks she and her partner found were taken back to a laboratory for further inspection.
Kids on the trail
Meanwhile kids with families (and photographers with cameras) were wandering along the paths and...
Hand feeding chipmunks
animal lovers were hand feeding (it's hard to see here)...
Chipmunk eating out of hand
hungry chipmunks. FYI: They were also feeding chickadees, blue jays, nuthatches, squirrels and any other critters willing to take handouts.
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