Lemon Lyme

So we were talking about ticks and disease, especially with Jack and Ewen having discovered ticks on their skin. Sure that these were no real concern we were snapped back to reality in the realization that a mere 25 miles west of our campground is Lyme, Conneticut. Yep, the home and original discovery of lyme disease. A disease spread through deer ticks to other animals and humans……..

What brought about this discovery was while watching TV a couple of unfamiliar shaped bugs wandered through the Daily Show and up John Stewart’s nose.  Stink bugs, yellow biting deer flies and leaf dwellers, we wondered where they come from……… oh right, we are in the woods. Time to learn more about local entomology, especially the ones that really look intimidating like this leaf insect and this stink bug.

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