The article below describes a study related to the tick problem in the Northeast. They are everywhere in the woods and when the dogs are out they often come in loaded with ticks. Ticks somehow jump off plants and land on you and find a nice warm spot to dig in.
The Carey Institute is in Millbrook and was founded by the Flagler family who I think among other accomplishments built the railroads in Florida and the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach.
Now here is a little known fact about the Flagler family. Their original name was Vlageler and they were German Palatines who came to America in 1709 as refugees from the war between England and France. They settled in….. yes…. Clove Valley!