What purpose does it serve for us to judge nature and its parts as being
good, bad or indifferent ... of service to us or otherwise?

-Mike


On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 3:29 PM, AB Clark <anneb.cl...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Oxpeckers and such birds on other continents could give us some purposes.
> Although apparently the story is muddy:   see
> http://beheco.oxfordjournals.org/content/11/2/154.full
>
> Anne
>
>
>
> On Oct 22, 2015, at 3:12 PM, Asher Hockett <veery...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Once I tried to persuade to my wife that all creatures have a purpose in
> the scheme of nature, and she responded with, "Ticks, even?" I must admit I
> was at a loss to reply.
>
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 2:59 PM, Melanie Uhlir <mela...@mwmu.com> wrote:
>
>> Eeeew. Ticks are one species I would love to see become extinct.
>>
>> On 10/22/2015 2:46 PM, Paul Anderson wrote:
>>
>>> A couple of years ago when we had that mild winter, I got a tick on the
>>> Christmas Bird Count. Not the FOY species I was hoping for!
>>>
>>> -Paul
>>>
>>> On 10/22/2015 2:22 PM, Donna Lee Scott wrote:
>>>
>>>> Some of my animals and I have all had multiple ticks on us in the last
>>>> 2 weeks, after a summer of relative freedom from them.
>>>> I am a tick magnet and had 3 on my levis yesterday, then one trying to
>>>> embed in my thigh, later!  Ick!
>>>> Donna
>>>>
>>>> Lansing Station Road
>>>> Lansing, NY
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: bounce-119809930-15001...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:
>>>> bounce-119809930-15001...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Melanie Uhlir
>>>> Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2015 2:17 PM
>>>> To: Carolyn McMaster <c...@briarpatchvet.com>; 'Ann Mitchell' <
>>>> annmitchel...@gmail.com>; CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu
>>>> >
>>>> Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks
>>>>
>>>> Good grief! Thank you for the heads-up!!
>>>>
>>>> Melanie
>>>>
>>>> On 10/22/2015 1:39 PM, Carolyn McMaster wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Dr. Carolyn McMaster here,
>>>>> Just a note of caution for all you fellow birders.  This is the season
>>>>> when ticks are most active.  Even after it freezes, if it goes above
>>>>> freezing during the day, the ticks will be foraging for a blood meal.
>>>>> Only after continual hard frosts will they go dormant.  Lyme disease
>>>>> is becoming more and more common around here.
>>>>> Carolyn
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: bounce-119808363-47503...@list.cornell.edu
>>>>> [mailto:bounce-119808363-47503...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Ann
>>>>> Mitchell
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2015 9:33 AM
>>>>> To: cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu
>>>>> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks
>>>>>
>>>>> Just a heads up. I know I am attracted to ticks, or the other way
>>>>> around, but they are still with us. I discovered one on me after a
>>>>> walk at Roy Park Preserve last evening.
>>>>> Good birding,
>>>>> Ann
>>>>>
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*October's Bright Blue Weather*
by Helen Jackson Hunt

O suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October's bright blue weather;

When loud the bumblebee makes haste,
Belated, thriftless vagrant,
And goldenrod is dying fast,
And lanes with grapes are fragrant;

When gentians roll their fingers tight
To save them for the morning,
And chestnuts fall from satin burrs
Without a sound of warning;

When on the ground red apples lie
In piles like jewels shining,
And redder still on old stone walls
Are leaves of woodbine twining;

When all the lovely wayside things
Their white-winged seeds are sowing,
And in the fields still green and fair,
Late aftermaths are growing;

When springs run low, and on the brooks,
In idle golden freighting,
Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush
Of woods, for winter waiting;

When comrades seek sweet country haunts,
By twos and twos together,
And count like misers, hour by hour,
October's bright blue weather.

O sun and skies and flowers of June,
Count all your boasts together,
Love loveth best of all the year
October's bright blue weather.

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