I had ticks on my clothes on March 19 in Prince Edward County. On the flipside I also saw four Blanding’s turtles. (Note from D.Monkman: I believe John is referring to the Black-legged Tick that causes Lyme disease. Don Sutherland of the Natural Heritage Information Centre in Peterborough says “Other than the occurrence at Serpent Mounds a few years back, I have no knowledge of any other occurrences of Ixodes scapularis (Black-legged Tick) in Peterborough County. Dog or Wood Ticks, Dermacentor variabilis, are around but local and I have picked adults off our Labrador Retrievers after a walk in the Trent Nature Sanctuary, for instance.”)

Location: Prince Edward County
Observer: John Urquhart (Ontario Nature)

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.