Deer tick
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​Tick Blitz on the Auburn Fleming Trail


Tick Blitz on the Auburn Fleming Trail

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Looking for Volunteers!

Registration required. Register online at:

If you do not have access to the internet, call CCE Seneca at 315-539-9251.

Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County in partnership with Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development is hosting a Tick Blitz event at the Auburn Fleming Trail on Wednesday, June 14 starting at 5:00pm. Volunteers will use special equipment to help collect ticks and send them to Cornell researchers who will identify the species.

Volunteers will be asked to attend a virtual training session on Tuesday, June 6 from 12pm-1pm or on Wednesday, June 7 from 6pm-7pm. 

The New York State Tick Blitz is a community-based science program to help scientists identify the distribution of ticks across the State. This year the Tick Blitz is taking place between June 12 and June 23 across New York State. Cayuga County is one of nine targeted counties in the central-finger lakes region of New York. Several tick species are moving northward and westward across New York State and researchers every year need help tracking their location.

“Ticks can be dangerous to people in Cayuga County such as the black legged tick that transmits lyme disease, but there are two new ticks that present other dangers, the Asian longhorned tick and Lone star tick” said Ryan Staychock, Environmental and Natural Resources Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension. “Scientists need to know if they are in Cayuga County so managers, people and farmers can respond appropriately. The Asian longhorned tick can cause disease in cattle, and we are not sure if this tick is in Cayuga County.”

Map of trail from Finger Lakes Visitors Connection:


Auburn Fleming Trail
220 Dunning Avenue
Auburn, NY 13021

Last updated May 31, 2023