Have you pulled more ticks than normal off yourself this year while taking a walk through ? Worry not - or, at least, worry less. Quails are coming to the rescue, according to a Newsday article.
The article states that Smithtown resident Eric Powers has partnered with local schools to raise quails in the classroom, nearly 200 of which were recently released to help cut down the tick population. His program partners with state and county parks, the article states.
"It connects kids to nature," one teacher told Newsday. "We live in a world of technology, and this makes them care."