The bees are disappearing, but at least the ticks are increasing.
And in case you want to turn a tick into a pet, I warn you, they are very affectionate.
Is this history? To say that human and animal histories are intertwined is obvious. Here are some of the animals that made big news here long ago and today:
Buffalo, red wolf, beetle, pig; panther, rattle, moose, wild dog; coyote, mussel, trout, flying squirrel; woolly adelgid, dove, cat, owl; hellbender, beaver, bee, bat, bear; and armadillo, deer, monarch, heron; and ditto species found on farms, and new finds, such as the giant earthworm.
Looking over my shoulder
One of the most popular columns to ever appear in this space was one on the panther, locally, the ‘painter’, taxonomically the eastern puma.