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U of Maine Seeks Citizen Scientists

As a follow-up to its 2020 report from its 2020 citizen science project, the Maine Forest Tick Survey at the University of Maine is recruiting forest landowners in nine southern and coastal Maine counties to begin sampling for ticks in July 2021 when tick nymphs become active. The 2020 project collected 1643 ticks, and 445 of those blacklegged nymphs were tested for pathogens. 25+% were carrying Borrelia burgdorferi, 7% anaplasma phagocytophilum, and 5% Babesia microti.  Information on the Survey and how to volunteer can be found https://umaine.edu/forestticksurvey/  or by contacting citizen science coordinator elissa.ballman@maine.edu

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