Journal archives for July 2021

July 21, 2021

North side - 07/21/21

Wednesday 10:00-11:30 am: no newts.
Weather - nice, a bit hot.
Other roadkills: none (the entire road is covered with gravel).
Coverage: from the parking lot to the second stop sign.
Traffic: 9 trucks, 94 cars, 1 motorcycle, 10 bikes, 21 pedestrians, and 20 cars parked by the road and in the parking lots (no cars at the far lot).
County Roads is still repaving the road. The entire north section was under construction, with tar covered with gravel along the entire 2-mile section of the road. Some of it was already like that last week, and long sections were already repaved on the 2020 fall, not sure why they are repaving it again. It seemed that the road being repaved is wider than before, with even narrower shoulders than before. It felt very unsafe (even more than usual) walking on the road in the blind curves. I didn't see the actual construction site.
A link to all my observations of the day -
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2021-07-21&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

Posted on July 21, 2021 20:46 by merav merav | 0 comments | Leave a comment

July 14, 2021

North side - 07/14/21

Wednesday 9:20-11:00 am: no newts.
Weather - nice.
Other roadkills: bees and wasps.
Coverage: from the parking lot to the second stop sign. I missed two weeks, as I was out of town.
Traffic: 14 trucks, 52 cars, 4 bikes, 5 pedestrians, and 22 cars parked by the road and in the parking lots (6 cars at the far lot).
County Roads is repaving another part of the road - from the first parking lot to about Limekiln. Parking is not allowed by the road, and at Limekiln. And no, no one was thinking about implementing any newt crossing solutions.
A link to all my observations of the day -
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2021-07-14&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

Posted on July 14, 2021 21:29 by merav merav | 1 comment | Leave a comment