Saturday, April 10, 2010

The silver-haired bat was the good news...

Silver-haired Bat -- Central Park April 7, 2010
photo by Ed Lam

Now for the bad news...

Unidentified Tick
photo by Ed Lam

On Ed Lam's Facebook page last Thursday, the noted artist, naturalist, odonate specialist and and former Central Park Regular wrote:

PS from Marie

Not sure what kind of tick it is, but it doesn't look like a Deer Tick, the kind that carry Lyme disease. Might be a Dog Tick. Those only carry Rocky Mt. Spotted Fever.. In any event, I've never encountered a tick in Central Park in all my years there, nor heard of anyone finding a tick before. Bad news indeed.