Archivos de diario de enero 2022

05 de enero de 2022

North section - 01/04/2022

Tuesday, 9:10-12:15 no live newts, 424 dead newts!!
I walked with Jim.
Weather: a bit cold, cloudy. Jim said it rained all night.
Coverage: from the Jones Trailhead parking lot to the second stop sign.
Newts: we documented 424 dead newts, at least 8 of them juveniles.
Other roadkills: Tylobolus millipedes, centipedes, dead snail (and probably a few slugs), beetle larva.
Traffic: 30 cars, 22 trucks (SJJJ, Midpen, trash, County Roads), 3 bikes, 2 pedestrians, 21 parked cars.
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-01-04&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any
Just before we got started, someone asked to take a photo of Jim's new vest. A few minutes later, a guy in a pickup drove by, and then came back and asked for the same thing :)

Ingresado el 05 de enero de 2022 por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

06 de enero de 2022

South section - 01/05/2022

Wednesday, 9:30-13:00 one live/ injured newt, 306 dead newts
I walked with Anne F. and Nush
Weather: nice.
Coverage: from Aldercroft Heights Rd intersection to the second stop sign.
Newts: we had 306 dead newts, most of them fresh. 100 of the newts were found on the lake side of the road, 206 on the hill side. At least 20 juveniles. The live newt was a small individual, crossing the road quickly (made it to the hill side). Both its eyes were closed. I'm not sure it was injured - it looked fine otherwise. Posted here -https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/104444096
Other roadkills: ensantina, snails and slug, including an interesting slug, with its shell sticking out (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/104444088), millipedes, centipedes
Traffic: 2 trucks, 30 cars (including Midpen), 1 motorcycle, 1 pedestrian, 9 bikes (one of them was dragging a large thing, on his way to Baja!), 4 parked cars.
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-01-05&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

Ingresado el 06 de enero de 2022 por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

11 de enero de 2022

Can Citizen Scientists Prevent Another Pacific Newt Massacre?

Cars are annihilating the tiny amphibians.
By Shoshi Parks

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/pacific-newt-massacre.amp

Ingresado el 11 de enero de 2022 por truthseqr truthseqr | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

13 de enero de 2022

South section - 01/12/2022

Wednesday, 9:00-12:37 on live newts, 220 dead newts
I walked with Robin and Brian
Weather: very cold, then nice.
Coverage: from Aldercroft Heights Rd intersection to the second stop sign.
Newts: we had 220 dead newts, very few fresh. About 65 of them were found on the lake side of the road, about 156 on the hill side. Only a few juveniles - 2.
Other roadkills: another one of the non-native Earshell Slug (Testacella haliotidea), millipedes, centipedes, earthworms, beetle, spider, Jerusalem cricket.
We saw a falcon? calling from a tall electricity pole
Traffic: 2 trucks, 45 cars (including SJJJ), 6 motorcycles, 2 pedestrian, 6 bikes, 5 parked cars.
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-01-12&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any
Robin's observations - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-01-12&place_id=any&user_id=anudibranchmom&verifiable=any

Ingresado el 13 de enero de 2022 por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

15 de enero de 2022

North section part one - 01/14/2022

Friday, 9:20-13:20 no live newts, 595 dead newts!!
Weather: a bit cold, then nice.
Coverage: from the Jones Trailhead parking lot to the boat club. It took me three hours to get to the boat club = 1 mile, so it didn't look like I'll make it all the way to the end of the route. I'll finish it tomorrow morning.
Newts: I documented 595 dead newts, at least 2 of them juveniles. 402 of the newts were found on the hill side of the road, 193 were found on the lake side.
Other roadkills: Tylobolus millipedes, centipedes.
Traffic: 52 cars, 19 trucks (trash, County Roads), 3 motorcycles, 17 bikes, 17 pedestrians, 16 parked cars.
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-01-14&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

Ingresado el 15 de enero de 2022 por merav merav | 4 comentarios | Deja un comentario

16 de enero de 2022

North section part two - 01/15/2022

Saturday, 9:10-10:30 no live newts, 249 dead newts!!
I walked with Robin and Jim!
Weather: a bit cold, then nice.
Coverage: from the large parking lot in the middle of the road, to the boat club, and then back to the stop sign and back, coving the second half of the north section I missed the day before.
Newts: we documented 249 dead newts, at least 9 of them juveniles.
Other roadkills: Tylobolus millipedes, centipedes, moth, glowworm.
Traffic: 6 cars (Midpen, county parks), 1 truck, 8 bikes, 5 pedestrians, 5 parked cars in the far parking lot (a new record?) - 3 of them belonged to us...
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-01-15&place_id=any&subview=map&user_id=merav&verifiable=any
Robin's - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-01-15&place_id=any&subview=map&user_id=anudibranchmom&verifiable=any
Jim's - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-01-15&place_id=any&user_id=jim769&verifiable=any

Ingresado el 16 de enero de 2022 por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

17 de enero de 2022

South Section: Monday January 17, 2022

Conducted survey of South side from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm. Weather was 44° F, cloudy.

Observers: Karan and Matt (SFBBO Staff)

Documented 147 dead newts of which at least 1 was a juvenile.

Documented Human Activity:
Cars: 32
Motorcycles: 0
Bikes: 17
Pedestrian: 3
Parked cars: 12

Notes: A lot of the newts were pretty fresh since the guts were spilling out while scraping them. No one asked what we were doing except a couple of bicyclists who were biking shouted "No need to eat that, I can give you my power bars". To which I responded "Have you tried Newt Jerky? it tastes better than beef jerky".

Saw a couple of live newts around the soda springs canyon crossing over to the forest, so gave them a free ride to the other side of the road.

Link to my observations for today: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-01-17&place_id=any&q=roadkill&subview=map&user_id=karangattu&verifiable=any

Ingresado el 17 de enero de 2022 por karangattu karangattu | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

19 de enero de 2022

North Section - 1/18/2022

Jim and I walked the north side. Jim started at 9:00 but I was late at 9:45 (sorry Jim!). Temp was 50 degrees and it was foggy. We finished at noon.

Total: 221 dead newts, 1 live newt
Live newt was on the reservoir side of the road so we moved him off the road towards the reservoir. He wasn't moving (but unhurt) and his skin seemed dry so we wet him down and put him on a wet section of dirt. When we returned on the way back he was gone.
90% of the dead newts were on the hill side of the road

Other stats:
6 trucks
2 walkers
14 cars
2 parked cars
3 bicyclists

Other road kill:
1 jerusalem cricket
Lots of splotches that could have been newts already removed from the road, banana slugs or centipedes

My observations are here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&user_id=monicarichards&verifiable=any

Ingresado el 19 de enero de 2022 por monicarichards monicarichards | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

22 de enero de 2022

North section - 01/21/2022

Friday, 9:05-12:20 no live newts, 218 dead newts.
I walked with @onyxrat.
Weather: nice.
Coverage: from the Jones Trailhead parking lot to the second stop sign.
Newts: I documented 218 dead newts, at least 1 of them juvenile. 131 of the newts were found on the hill side of the road, 87 were found on the lake side. Many of them were fresh.
Other roadkills: Tylobolus millipedes, centipedes, Jerusalem crickets, 2 glowworms, 1 slender salamander, spider.
Traffic: 41 cars, 9 trucks (County Roads, county parks), 1 motorcycle, 5 bikes, 8 pedestrians, 26 parked cars (10 cars in the farthest parking lot! there was a group there).
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-01-21&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

Ingresado el 22 de enero de 2022 por merav merav | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

South section - 01/22/2022

Saturday, 9:05-11:13 no live newts, 92 dead newts.
I walked with Sirena.
Weather: nice.
Coverage: from the Aldercroft intersection to the second stop sign.
Newts: I documented 92 dead newts, at least 2 of them juvenile. Almost no fresh ones.
Other roadkills: Tylobolus millipede
Future roadkills: Herd of Columbian blacktailed deer
Traffic: 38 vehilces, 64 bikes, 0 pedestrians (3 cars in the farthest parking lot).

Ingresado el 22 de enero de 2022 por anudibranchmom anudibranchmom | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario
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