Deer are a good proxy to test apple leaves. A century or more ago, several species were introduced and established in New Zealand by settlers. Wapiti/elk were also introduced there by Theodore Roosevelt, where they flourished. There is an active deer farming industry there. New Zealand knows Lyme Disease as well gauging from their well written article. In Canada, isn’t it funny how the loudest cries of Lymies being anti science come from the most corrupt medical organization ever discovered. It’s about to all come crashing down in a RICO/TOC indictment any way.
Tomorrow is the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere at 10:44 AM UTC. Up north, here we have the winter end of it. James Cook used New Zealand as his base of operations when he mapped the west coast of North America for the first time on his fateful 3rd voyage. Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island became Northern Hemisphere base for the north end of the Pacific.
Still waiting for my care package from Alberta. Just need some medical research supplies to blackmail some new worms that cropped up recently. Can’t say much for now, but it is another Apple Leaf thing with a new twist. Things go a lot better when you get the meanest worms on your side. 😉