What's better than a regular episode about ticks? That's right, a bonus episode featuring someone who actually spent their career as an entomologist specifically studying ticks. Enter entomologist, Dr. Wayne Gall.
The first half of this episode follows Steve and Wayne sampling for ticks at Stiglmeier Park in Cheektowaga, NY. The second half takes place at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library where Wayne dives into more detail about his work in Western New York.
This episode was recorded in spring 2017, but we're releasing it during mid-October. Believe it or not, Autumn is still an important time to think about ticks and Wayne would often hold off sampling for ticks until early to mid October. We hope you enjoy this special bonus episode!
Gerry Rising's article about Wayne:
Local Heroes / Wayne Gall - A natural scientist for all seasons
Video of Steve and Wayne Sampling for ticks:
Center for Disease Control - Ticks:
Episode 19 - Ticks Suck The Big One:
A couple of Rick Ostfeld's Lyme disease and acorn publications: