What We Do
Thames Talbot Land Trust is dedicated to protecting environmentally significant lands through acquisition, conservation easements, landscape restoration and education.
We currently own and manage 15 properties and one conservation easement, protecting a total of more than 1400 acres of land and 30 species-at-risk. Our area of focus includes Middlesex, Elgin, Perth and Oxford Counties.
Learn more about our goals.
Health officials warn to guard against ticks as weather warms
Please be safe when visiting our properties! TTLT encourages the public to protect themselves from tick bites and reduce the risk of Lyme disease.
The Ontario government is advising people living or visiting wooded areas with tall grass, rushes or moist environments to take the following precautions:
- Staying on marked trails.
- Wearing long sleeves, pants, socks and closed shoes.
- Tucking pants into socks and wearing light-coloured clothing to make ticks more visible.
- Using insect repellent with DEET or Icaridin on clothes and exposed skin.
- Checking the body thoroughly for ticks after being outdoors, as promptly removing ticks can help prevent infection.
The government is asking the public to consult a health care professional if a person experiences any of these symptoms after a tick bite: skin rash, headache, fever, muscle and joint pain, spasms, weakness, numbness or tingling and generally feeling unwell.