Cary disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld will talk about the how acorn production, small mammal abundance, and blacklegged ticks influence the risk of tick-borne disease.
Participants will engage in a short walk on the property of the Cary Institute. Live trapping of small mammals, such as the white-footed mouse, collectiong of tree seeds, and drag sampling for ticks will be demonstrated.
Please wear long pants and hiking footwear.
Registration is required.