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The Great Wheel of Seasons


It’s almost summer. June 21 is the Summer Solstice: in Bronx County, New York (longitude W73.9, latitude N40.9), the sun will rise at 5:24 a.m. and set at 8:31 p.m. (United States Naval Observatory)

With summer comes barbecues, trips to the beach, the sacking of yet anotherbeauty pageant contestant, and of course, ticks.

Since last year, scientists at the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Stationmaintain the “Tick Index” during the summer months at


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