Journal archives for September 2022

September 20, 2022

South section - 09/19/2022

Monday, 11:40-2:15. no live newts. 20 dead newts.
Weather: sunny/ rainy/ sunny/ rainy and so on...
Here we go again... It rained pretty well in San Jose over the weekend, so I thought I'd have a look at the road. I was glad I did, as I don't think these animals would have been waiting there for too long.
Coverage: Aldercroft road to stop sign. I walked with Keith.
Newts: 20 fresh newts, 10 on each side of the road. At least 8 of the newts were juveniles.
Other roadkills: 26 toads, 8 tree frogs, and one bullfrog, one tiny fence lizard.
Traffic: 22 cars, 1 truck, 0 motorcycles, 3 bikes, 0 pedestrians, 4 parked cars.
My observations of the day -

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September 21, 2022

North section - 09/20/2022

Tuesday, 8:47-10:40 am. no live newts. 34 dead newts.
Weather: sunny, nice.
Coverage: Jones trailhead to stop sign. I walked with Keith!
Newts: 30 newts, 19 on the hill side of the road, 15 on the reservoir side. At least 1 of the newts was juvenile.
Other roadkills: one bullfrog, one fence lizard, one Arboreal Salamander, and one Alligator Lizards. This brings us to 6 herp species today and yesterday, 7 with newts.
Traffic: 16 cars, 21 trucks(!), 0 motorcycles, 2 bikes, 7 pedestrians, 8 parked cars (one motorcycle at the farther parking lot).
My observations of the day -

Posted on September 21, 2022 01:53 AM by merav merav | 4 comments | Leave a comment