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Greenwalks May Outing: Houghton Pond at the Blue Hills!

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Added by Stacy Carpenter on April 27, 2010 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Video Tour of Scarboro Pond

Good afternoon,



Today Greenwalks was held at Scarboro Pond in Franklin Park. It rocked.



There was so much to offer the only way to show it is video. Check out the video clip from… Continue

Added by Stacy Carpenter on August 1, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tick Protection

Absolutely correct, John. Thanks for pointing that out about tick sizes!



Ticks come in different sizes and color patterns as there are different species of ticks.

While often stated, it is true, the smallest ticks are the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Yup.......



Most town Board of Health have wonderful laminated cards that fit in a wallet that are tick identification cards. Here is an example borrowed from the site: www.… Continue

Added by Stacy Carpenter on March 20, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Ticks

First of all, ticks are everywhere. Including lawns. Tick denisties vary by region and impervious surfaces. Essex and Middlesex county are leaders in the state for tickage. In the woods, they are more commonly found in the thick leaf litter, especially oak. In lawn, well, the grass.



Ticks cause Lyme disease. In people and pets (such as dogs).



Lyme disease symptoms in people can vary widely. A person may be diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies, the flu or a… Continue

Added by Stacy Carpenter on March 15, 2009 at 6:23pm — 2 Comments

The Trembling Earth

Like the pains of puberty, spring forms through unexpected fits of growth, regression and awkward spurts of loud weather. The animals must hedge bets on what is coming and how long it will stay.



Warm weather such as the last few days will bring out skunks, oppossoms and even a few rabbits. The skunks and oppossums have been semi- hibernating. The warmth signals their bodies to start bringing their systems online- slowly. It was a long cold winter. Unfortunately, in the early stages,… Continue

Added by Stacy Carpenter on March 8, 2009 at 4:48pm — 1 Comment

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