23 de mayo de 2022

North section - 05/23/2022

Monday, 9:00-10:50 no live newts. no dead newts either! first time since October, I think.
Weather: nice in the shade
Coverage: from the Jones Trailhead parking lot to the second stop sign.
Other roadkills: beetles, bees, CA sister, alligator lizard.
Traffic: 20 cars, 2 trucks, 0 motorcycles, 5 bikes, 10 pedestrians, 13 parked cars (0 cars in the farthest parking lot).
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-05-23&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

Ingresado el 23 de mayo de 2022 por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

17 de mayo de 2022

North section - 05/17/2022

Tuesday, 9:20-11:15 no live newts. 1 dead newt.
Weather: nice
Coverage: from the Jones Trailhead parking lot to the second stop sign.
Newts: 1 dead newt, very dry.
Other roadkills: beetles, and the first turtle, probably a red-eared slider. A few spiders and insects live on the road.
Traffic: 19 cars, 6 trucks, 0 motorcycles, 7 bikes, 11 pedestrians, 18 parked cars (1 car in the farthest parking lot).
I spoke with one local resident who asked me about the newts.
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-05-17&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

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13 de mayo de 2022

North Section: 5/10/2021

Coverage: North section, parking lot to stop sign
Date/Time: 05/10/2022, 10:45-12:40
Observers: Robin & Merav
Weather: Dry, high in low 60s
Newts: 5 adults and 1 juvenile (nice spotting that tiny one Merav!)
Other roadkills: Caterpillars, and a California Striped Racer pointed out to us by a nice/concerned concrete truck driver - not technically on Alma Bridge Road, but about 50' away on the road to the cement plant by the first speed bump.
Traffic: 10 Cars, 10 trucks, 4 bicycles.
Human interactions: In addition to the truck driver, we also had a good conversation with a couple walking their dog near the Limekiln parking lot. They asked if there was anything they could do to help, and they got info and a Biobliz card from Merav.

Ingresado el 13 de mayo de 2022 por anudibranchmom anudibranchmom | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

09 de mayo de 2022

North section - 05/04/2022

Wednesday, 9:15-12:00 no live newts. 1 dead newt.
Weather: hot
Coverage: from the Jones Trailhead parking lot to the second stop sign.
Newts: 1 dead newt - a juvenile.
Other roadkills: beetles, moth adult and caterpillars, a Jerusalem cricket.
Traffic: 33 cars, 1 trucks, 0 motorcycles, 4 bikes, 7 pedestrians, 18 parked cars (1 car in the farthest parking lot).
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?nelat=37.225444397985044&nelng=-121.91187746376471&on=2022-05-04&place_id=any&swlat=37.150228910853805&swlng=-122.34484563600944&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

Ingresado el 09 de mayo de 2022 por merav merav | 4 comentarios | Deja un comentario

29 de abril de 2022

South section - 04/29/2022

Friday, 9:25-12:30 no live newts. 9 dead newts.
Weather: nice
Coverage: Aldercroft road to stop sign.
Newts: I'll upload all photos later. All newts were very dry.
Other roadkills: caterpillars, toad.
I saw a fox by the road, climbing up the hill side. Might have crossed the road?
Traffic: 22 cars, 1 truck, 0 motorcycles, 13 bikes, 0 pedestrians, 4 parked cars.
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?nelat=37.225444397985044&nelng=-121.91187746376471&on=2022-04-29&place_id=any&swlat=37.150228910853805&swlng=-122.34484563600944&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

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27 de abril de 2022

North section - 04/26/2022

Tuesday, 9:20-11:20 no live newts. 30 dead newts.
Weather: nice
Coverage: from the Jones Trailhead parking lot to the second stop sign.
Newts: I documented 14 newts on the hill side, and 16 on the reservoir side. All were dry.
Other roadkills: beetles, moth adult and caterpillars, and the first solifugid.

Traffic: 12 cars, 4 trucks, 0 motorcycles, 5 bikes, 11 pedestrians, 24 parked cars (0 cars in the farthest parking lot).
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-04-26&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

Ingresado el 27 de abril de 2022 por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

23 de abril de 2022

April 20, 2022 - South Side

Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 8:00-10:30 AM
Weather: Mid-50s, light rain two days prior.
Coverage: Aldercroft road to stop sign.
Observers: Robin and Merav

Newts: Robin: 21 adults, 1 juvenile (Merav #s to be added later)

Non-newts: 1 Broad-footed Mole, 1 ring-necked Snake, 1 Arboreal Salamander, 1 Sierran Tree Frog, 2 Western Fence Lizards, a few inverts

Traffic: 17 cars, 4 trucks, 3 bicycles. No pedestrians or conversations with locals about newts.

Ingresado el 23 de abril de 2022 por anudibranchmom anudibranchmom | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

19 de abril de 2022

North section - 04/19/2022

Tuesday, 9:00-11:15 no live newts. 26 dead newts.
Weather: drizzle on and off.
Coverage: from the Jones Trailhead parking lot to the second stop sign.
Newts: I documented 14 newts on the hill side, and 12 on the reservoir side. Many of them were fresh.
Other roadkills: warbler, a baby bird - maybe a jay or some other bird dropped it on the road? still pink and blind. Also beetle, caterpillar, grasshopper. I saw 3 more White-lined Sphinx moths - two were mating on a stick by the road, and the 3rd one was flying back and forth nearby, probably smelling the female's pheromone?
Traffic: a bit more busy, with high helicopter activity - so noisy!
35 cars, 6 trucks, 0 motorcycles, 0 bikes, 7 pedestrians, 16 parked cars (3 cars in the farthest parking lot).
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-04-19&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

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15 de abril de 2022

South Section - 4/14/2022

The South Section - April 14, 2022
Walked from Aldercroft Road to the stop sign.
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Weather: Cloudy, temp not recorded
Observers: Robin Agarwal, Merav Vonshak

Newts: 31, mostly dried. No live newts.

Non-newt species:
1 Wild Turkey AOR
2 Western Fence Lizards
1 Arboreal Salamander
1 California Slender Salamander
2 Cicadas
Crickets, Millipedes, caterpillars

(And a DOR Broad-footed Mole was recorded on Aldercroft Heights Road: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/111472328 )

Human Activity: 12 cars, 3 trucks, 3 bikes, no construction. One nice conversation with a fisherman, who knew about our project and said he noticed newts in the reservoir.

Ingresado el 15 de abril de 2022 por anudibranchmom anudibranchmom | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

12 de abril de 2022

North section - 04/12/2022

Tuesday, 10:15-11:30 no live newts. 10 dead newts.
I walked with Jim
Weather: either very cold or warm or both at the same time :)
Coverage: from the Jones Trailhead parking lot to the second stop sign.
Newts: we documented 3 newts on the hill side, and 7 on the reservoir side. All were dry, 1 juvenile.
Other roadkills: 2 fence lizards, alligator lizard, cicada, spider, grasshopper. Also a live cicada on the road, and a live White-lined Sphinx moth at the parking lot. I moved both out of the road.
Traffic: 6 cars, 4 trucks, 3 motorcycles, 1 bike, 1 pedestrian, 8 parked cars (0 cars in the farthest parking lot).
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-04-12&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

Ingresado el 12 de abril de 2022 por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario
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