Biology

July 29 Program Brings Hands-On Ecology to New Quarter Park

July 29 Program Brings Hands-On Ecology to New Quarter Park

A Walk and Talk about ticks, Hands-On Ecology, will be held at New Quarter Park on Saturday, July 29, from 10am-12 noon.* The program is inspired by William and Mary biology professor Matthais Leu's work exploring the impact of urbanization on the natural environment. Data from six transect sites at New Quarter Park and three on the Colonial Parkway near the park contribute to a database built from many samples collected across the Middle and Virginia Peninsulas.

Dylan Simpson, one of Leu's graduate students, will lead participants in procedures to sample for ticks, and then discuss how to identify them and what scientists do with the ticks they collect. Participants will also learn...

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