Well, as I started the thread on chiggers, seems quite right to start the one about ticks.
Last weekend I spent the night in the forest (norfolk area, UK). After breakfast we went for a walk. Having found a nice patch of grass we laid down to be wormed by the morning sun. I did notice some fern laid on the ground, but I ignored them!
big mistake, I should have inspected the terrain more accurately!!! Some dear must have being laying there before us! result: 3 of us shared about 12 ticks!!!
Now we are all fine (even though one infected and my son had a big red spot for a few days, which is now going away) but it was not nice.
Anyway, if i learn something from this story:
- alway check were you sit. Hairy-four-legged-bush-dwelling creature may like the same spots as us!
- Take a tarp to put on the ground (I'll attach one outside my back pack)
- dress appropriately (the weather is cooling down, so it won't be difficult!)