Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
It was a chance meeting when Stuart Delman snapped this pic of me at the 5 combines in Hudson falls, NY. I was there to evaluate the Feeder Canal trail for a future biking eco-tour. He's a recent addition to our TNT outings e-mail but hasn't had a chance to join us yet. It was good to meet him.
And, he caught me working. That's twice this month that someone has caught me working. I need to back off a bit.
Best to all,
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Honest, I really do work!
Diane Collins, the co-author of our upcoming NNY Wildflower book, caught this shot of me taking a picture of Harebell flowers up on the Deer Leap trail north of Bolton Landing. That will be one of the featured trails in the book.
So for those of you who never see me work, day or night, this is proof that I can actually be found working, albeit not TOO hard.
Best to all.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Hi to all, and a simple warning. I'm not a wildlife biologist, but even I have noticed a substantial increase in the tick population in recent years, in both Florida and New York. You can get them most anywhere, from your garden to the great outdoors. They are very small critters that can cause very big health problems. In the last couple of months I've had one hiking friend with an embedded and infected tick, taken a tick off another friend, and talked to a guy who got lyme disease from a tick bite under his watch. "The sickest I've ever been," he said until doctors who had previously diagnosed it as a spider bite, ran a test for Lyme disease.
We've found that preventive bug spray, long sleeve shirts and long pants have minimized our exposure to them when out hiking.
But you should check yourself for ticks whenever you jump into the shower. Better yet, have your significant other check you for ticks at days end. One never knows where that might lead. LOL