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Feb 3, 2023 - North Segment - lots of live newts Friday

I surveyed the north segment alone from 9:39 am - 1:41 pm. Intermittent light/moderate rain, temperatures from 47 to 51 F, winds from 5 - 12 mph.

I documented a total of 310 newts:

  • 10 live California newts: 9 adults and 1 juvenile. 7 of them were heading towards the reservoir. The other 3, including the juvenile, were headed uphill away from the reservoir.
  • 3 injured California newts, all adults.
  • 297 dead newts: 211 on the uphill side and 96 on the reservoir side. All adults.

There were 58 cars, 27 trucks, 4 bikes, and 3 pedestrians

Other roadkill: bullfrog, something small and furry, earthworm

Posted on February 05, 2023 12:47 AM <span class="translation_missing" title="translation missing: en-us.by">by</span> molly2 molly2 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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The purpose of this project is to record the number of Pacific Newts killed on Alma Bridge Rd. near Lexington Reservoir during the migration season 2022-2023 in an effort to influence the Santa Clara County Roads Department to close the road or implement other mitigating measures to reduce the massive roadkill during newt migration season.

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merav created this project on September 20, 2022
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