30 de junio de 2022

North section - 06/29/2022

Wednesday, 10:15-11:50 no newts.
Weather: nice in the shade, pretty hot otherwise.
Coverage: from the Jones Trailhead parking lot to the second stop sign.
Other roadkills: moths
Traffic: 42 cars (including County Roads and Midpen), 9 trucks, 2 motorcycles, 11 bikes, 7 pedestrians, 20 parked cars (0 cars in the farthest parking lot, very few cars parked along the road).
Since Ryan Philips spotted a juvenile Condor above HWY 17 the day before, there were a few birders around - two on the dam, and another one later at the parking lot. We talked about the birds and the newts, and I invited her to join us. I hope she would! If you'd like to try and observe the Condor, Ryan thought it might be roosting with the turkey vultures around Lexington, so you could try getting there around 9 or earlier, and watch the turkeys as they start flying around. He saw it around 9 am on 6/28.
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-06-29&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

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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

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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 | 1 comentario | 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

Ingresado el 19 de abril de 2022 por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

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
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