Larry Dapsis, Cape Cod’s premier tick expert, returns to Woods Hole with a new film, Tick Days, produced by local film-makers Marnie Crawford Samuelson and Shane Hofeldt. The film, screened at the Provincetown International Film Festival and the Woods Hole Film Festival, documents the growing and under-recognized health crisis here on Cape Cod, which has spread across New England and is expanding to other states. It is no longer just about Lyme disease; ticks carry new pathogens, including Powassan virus. A new tick called Lone Star has established itself on Cape Cod.
About 18 minutes long, the film features Barnstable County Extension’s Larry Dapsis, who seems to be part tick detective, part evangelist, as he tries to protect Cape Codders and visitors from becoming infected. Samuelson and Dapsis will be available for a question and answer session after the film. For more information, call the Library at 508-548-8961.
Free and open to the public.