Why is the air more humid near the Boise River? It’s because the trees growing along the banks of the river are transpiring river water en masse – sucking it up through their roots and sending it out through their leaves in a fine mist. Casey explains the whole process.
Then Daniel gets serious, warning us all to stay on the lookout for ticks. Not only are they tiny, obnoxious bloodsuckers, but they are major disease vectors as well.
- The Field Guides: Ticks Suck the Big One
- The Field Guides: Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases
- Center for Disease Control: Ticks
This episode aired on Radio Boise in August 2018 and featured music by Toy Zoo.