deer ticks

THE DEER TICK-HONEYSUCKLE CONNECTION

Here’s an article by Jill Saka that relates the incidence of deer ticks to the presence of honeysuckle — one of the most fierce and destructive invasives in our woodlands.   I have only taken a casual swipe at the honeysuckle on my property yet, but this article is more than […]

DEER TICKS ON THE RISE

If  you live in deer tick country, tuck your pants in your socks.    I just read in my October Arboretum Newsletterthat the deer tick population there is on the increase.  Researchers are on the lookout for these little beasties there, and this past summer they found deer ticks in […]

OLD AND NEW INSECTS BUGGING WISCONSIN

Because it was my birthday yestersday, and I was making rather merry, I am sharing this fascinating press release from UW-Madison News by David Tenenbaum. The mosquitoes are back, the Japanese beetlesare starting to devour the 300 species of plants they call “food,” and a flock of invasive insects are […]