May 6, 2021 - North side

May 6, 2021 (Thursday), 2:20-3:40pm

4 dead newts (0 juveniles), no live newts.
Other roadkill: 2 butterflies (likely Variable Checkerspots), 1 fence lizard, 1 gray squirrel

Weather: Warm, upper 70s, clear, dry dry dry.

Traffic: 64 moving vehicles, 9 parked, 1 quarry truck, 10 bicycles, 0 pedestrians

Most of the cars today were seen around 3:15-3:30, some of them I directly saw go into the rowing club, many of the rest I surmise also did, since car after car contained one adult and one child going toward the club, and one adult going away from it.

I saw one of those cars hit a native male gray squirrel, who spasmed on the road for a minute until they died. It was horrible.

Lots of wildflowers, including yellow Calochortus, and the elderberries are full on.

Publicado el 06 de mayo de 2021 por newtpatrol newtpatrol


OMG, Stacie! How awful to witness a poor little squirrel getting hit by a car. It makes me want to cry.
Hopefully the horror for the newts is nearly over for this migration season.

Publicado por truthseqr hace casi 3 años

wow, that does sound horrible.

Publicado por merav hace casi 3 años

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