As Indiana’s climate changes, ticks are expanding their geographic range, bringing a host of diseases with them. This expansion has coincided with a rise in reports of tick-borne illness among Hoosiers. Understanding the factors that put people at risk of contracting a tick-borne disease is paramount to protecting public health. One unknown is how commonly ticks can be found in managed ecosystems, such as parks and residential neighborhoods. By investigating this line of inquiry, IU researchers hope to inform Hoosiers about the risk of tick exposure in commonly frequented green spaces.