Tips on Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/avoid/on_people.html
How to Remove a tick: https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/removing_a_tick.html
How to Choose Insect Repellent: https://www.epa.gov/insect-repellents/find-repellent-right-you
www.rensselaerplateau.org Rensselaer Plateau Alliance is a coalition of local organizations, trail users and private land owners who envision a wildlife corridor of protected land on the Rensselaer Plateau, connecting existing State Forests, State Parks,private easement lands, and the County’s Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. This corridor would preserve the large forest blocks and wildlife habitat, while also increasing opportunities for economic development, recreation, tourism and the growth of forest products industry.
www.renstrust.org Rensselaear Land Trust is a not-for profit corporation organized exclusively for the purposes of preserving and protecting real property in Rensselaer County, property which can be shown to possess significant natural features, scenic vistas, historical or archaeological significance, open spaces, natural habitats or agricultural value; by obtaining, possessing or exercising control over these areas and making them available for public purposes, and of promoting their preservation and appropriate use.
www.ebirds.org : A National Citizen Science website where you can submit your own bird observations and also see cool migration maps, range maps and what is being observed in your location.
http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/birdwatching-guide/#.WVUW8uvyuUk: A beginner’s guide to birdwatching with lots of great information.