What Do Nuts, Ticks, Disease, and White-Footed Mice Have to Do with Global Warming and Republicans? Another 9-Liner in 420 Characters.

I watch acorns (and birds). The fewer the acorns, the fewer the white-footed mice,

so Borrelia burgodorferi-infected black-legged ticks roam further afield

so to speak

for their blood meal,

which explains why we birders are getting tons of tick bites and Lyme Disease this year.

It’s all connected, like with global warming.

Yet 70% of Tea Party Republicans say there’s no evidence of global warming.

Nutty,

so to speak.

Patty 8/25/12

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/ecoinf/lyme.jsp

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ticks at different life stages

http://www.newsmax.com/US/Gallup-global-warming-climate/2012/03/30/id/434339

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