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Look out for Bees!

Marsh Warden Mike Limatola writes:

"Please pass it on to anyone you know who visits the Celery Farm who might not get this.  Several people, including a group of 3rd-graders I was bring around on the 16th, have been stung by bees just north of Pirie Platform.

The bees seem to come out of nowhere and attack for no reason.  They are tiny yellow jacket looking bees that I've been told have the worse sting of any type of bee or wasp. 

"One person had to go to the hospital this past weekend from a reaction from being stung.  If you are allergic to bee stings, either stay away from that area, or bring an apinephrine autoinjector with you when visiting the preserve. 

"I will try and find the nest this week.  Wearing long sleeves and pants also can help avoid being stung."