Do you live near the Hudson Valley region of New York State? If so, we are looking for individuals to participate in our Tick Blitz citizen science event to help us better understand the northward expansion of new ticks in New York.
What is the Tick Blitz?
We are conducting a Tick Blitz in the Hudson Valley region of New York State to undertand where different tick species are present in the state and track their northward expansion.
How Does it Work?
- Individuals who register to participate will receive a kit in the mail that has everything you need to collect ticks and protect yourself
- Participants will collect ticks at a location of their choosing at least once between June 13 and June 19, 2021
- Information on collected ticks will be made available online by our research team
When and Where?
Tick collections will happen between June 13 and June 19, 2021.
Targeted counties include: Bronx - Columbia - Delaware - Dutchess - Greene - Kings - Nassau - New York - Orange - Putnam - Queens - Richmond - Rockland - Suffolk - Sullivan - Ulster - Westchester
Guides for Participants
Quick Reference Guide
The quick reference guide is a PDF document where you can find key information for the Tick Blitz Week. The guide includes slides from the training webinar with a few updates, and more detailed instructions on storing and mailing the ticks!
Field Collection Sheet
Need extra field collection sheets to record your tick collections?
Tick Blitz FAQ - Answers to frequently asked questions you may hear from passers-by when you sample for ticks
Tick Sampling Guide - Guide for collecting ticks from the field
To Do At Home - List of things to do once you are home after a day of sampling for ticks
Tick Storage - Instructions on how to store the ticks
Mailing Ticks - A guide for how you will mail the ticks back to Cornell
Tick Blitz Kit Return - Instructions on what items in the collection kit you will keep and which you will return to Cornell