2024年04月09日

North Section - April 9, 2024

Time: 8:53 am - 10:50 am
Weather: clear skies. Temperature started at 55 degrees F. and climbed to 69 degrees F.
Coverage: The north section of Alma Bridge Road, from the parking area at the base of the Jones Trail, up to the 2nd stop sign on ABR.
Observer: Jennifer
Traffic: Cars=27; parked cars=4; trucks=12; 3+axle trucks=2; bikes=6; pedestrians=1
Newts: 3 adults, all on the Reservoir side of the road. No live newts, no juveniles
Other roadkill: very tiny creatures that were too crushed for me to identify

My observations: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-04-09&place_id=any&user_id=motherpurina&verifiable=any

由使用者 motherpurina motherpurina2024年04月09日 20:07 所貼文 | 0 評論 | 留下評論

2024年04月05日

2024-04-05 South Section

Time: 8:40 AM - 10:30 AM
Observers: Robin and Merav
Weather: cloudy, 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit
Cars: 16 (no pedestrians, bikes or trucks)
Newts: 18 dead adults, no live newts, no juveniles
Other roadkill: one CA slender salamander, banana slugs, and a lot of earthworms (representative documentation).

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由使用者 anudibranchmom anudibranchmom2024年04月05日 21:07 所貼文 | 0 評論 | 留下評論

2024年04月03日

North Section - April 3, 2024

North Section, Alma Bridge Road

Jennifer walked the north section of Alma Bridge Road, starting from the parking area at the base of Jones Trail head to the 2nd stop sign on ABR.
Duration: 8:50 am to 11: 14 am

Weather: started at 49 degrees F and climbed to 68 degrees F by the end of the patrol. Clear skies.

Findings: I found 7 dead newts. No live newts. Of the 7 newts, 2 were on the hill side of the road, and 5 were on the reservoir side. 2 of the dead newts were juveniles.
I also found 1 earthworm and 1 centipede.

The link to my observations from the patrol: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-04-03&place_id=any&user_id=motherpurina&verifiable=any

由使用者 motherpurina motherpurina2024年04月03日 19:38 所貼文 | 0 評論 | 留下評論

2024年03月29日

South section - 3/29/2024

Friday, 9:12-12:00 pm. 81 dead newts, no live ones
Weather: cloudy, light rain
Coverage: from ABR and Eldercroft Heights intersection to the first stop sign. I walked with Mia.
We documented 81 dead newts, with many juveniles. I documented 31 newts, at least 10 were juveniles. Mia documented 51 newts, at least 12 of which were juveniles. 46 of the newts were on the reservoir side, 35 on the hill side.
Other roadkill: skink, alligator lizard, frog?, milliped, centipede, earthworms, cranefly.
Traffic - 15 cars, 5 trucks (county roads), 0 motorcycles, 2 bikes, 0 pedestrians, 4 parked cars.
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-03-29&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any
Mia's observations: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?captive=any&on=2024-03-29&place_id=any&project_id=180854&user_id=mialom&verifiable=any
We collected 8 samples from freshly killed newts to check whether they have a fungal disease (Chytrid Fungi). We'll get the results in a few months.

由使用者 merav merav2024年03月29日 21:41 所貼文 | 4 評論 | 留下評論

2024年03月27日

North Section - March 20, 2024

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Jennifer and Oscar walked the North section of Alma Bridge Road, from the Lexington County Park parking lot to the 2nd stop sign.

Time: 8:59 am - 10:35 am
Weather: clear skies, no wind. The temperature started at 49 degrees F, and climbed to 63 degrees F. when we finished.

Jennifer documented: 4 adult newts, and 1 juvenile newt. Two were found on the hill side, and 3 were found on the Resevoir side. No live newts.
Oscar documented 3 adult newts. No live newts.

Other roadkill: 1 toad, 1 probable earthworm

Traffic -2 pedestrians; 26 cars; 2 bicyclists; 17 parked cars; 6 trucks; 2 large (3+ axle) trucks
(: there were a group of bicyclists that were starting their ride on Alma Bridge Road, right before we started our survey. We didn't obtain their numbers)

Jennifer's observations of the day: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-03-20&place_id=any&user_id=motherpurina&verifiable=any

由使用者 motherpurina motherpurina2024年03月27日 17:42 所貼文 | 7 評論 | 留下評論

2024年03月23日

South section, in the rain ☔️

One observer (me), South section from Aldercroft Heights Rd to stop sign
Started: 9:50 am
Finished: 12:05 pm
Weather: Raining! With a few breaks of just clouds
Newts: 40, mostly freshly killed, many undersized or juvenile
Other roadkill: Calif slender salamander, pacific chorus frogs, western toad, banana slugs, earthworms
Cars: 13
Trucks: 1
Bikes: 1
Joggers: 5, including one who stopped to converse about newts 🥰

由使用者 anudibranchmom anudibranchmom2024年03月23日 21:40 所貼文 | 0 評論 | 留下評論

2024年03月16日

South section - 3/15/2024

Friday, 9:35-12:00 pm. 40 dead newts, no live ones
Weather: nice
Coverage: from ABR and Eldercroft Heights intersection to the first stop sign. I walked with Debbie and Michael W.
We documented 40 dead newts, a few were juveniles. 24 of the newts were documented on the reservoir side, 16 on the hill side.
Other roadkill: fence lizard, beetles, millipedes, earthworm. We saw some butterflies, bees, and turkeys on the road.
Traffic - 31 cars, 14 trucks (Midpen, Fedex), 4 motorcycles, 7 bikes, 3 pedestrians, 6 parked cars.
3 midpen pickups were headed to a French broom removal, and were curious about the status of the newts.
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-03-15&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

由使用者 merav merav2024年03月16日 00:37 所貼文 | 0 評論 | 留下評論

2024年03月13日

North Section - March 13, 2024

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Jennifer and Oscar walked the North section of Alma Bridge Rd. from the Lexington County Park parking lot to the 2nd stop sign
Time: 9:05 am-10:34 am
Weather: partly cloudy. Started at 49 degrees F, and climbed to 59 degrees F by the time we finished.

Jennifer documented our findings: 17 adult newts (6 on the hill side and 11 on the resevoir side), 0 juveniles. No live newts.

Other roadkill: occasional centipede/millipedes

Traffic - 18 cars, 15 trucks, 1 bike (), 0 pedestrians
(
: there were a group of bicyclists that were starting their ride on Alma Bridge Road, right before we started our survey. We didn't obtain their numbers)

Jennifer's observations of the day:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-03-13&place_id=any&user_id=motherpurina&verifiable=any

由使用者 motherpurina motherpurina2024年03月13日 20:50 所貼文 | 1 評論 | 留下評論

2024年03月08日

North Section, March 7, 2024

Thursday, March 7, 2024
Terry, John, and Dave walked the North section of Alma Bridge Rd. from the Lexington County Park parking lot to the 2nd stop sign
Time: 9:00 am-11:15 am
Weather: partly cloudy. mid 50s F, following about an inch of rain Tuesday-Wednesday.

Terry (did the documentation) noted: 59 adult newts, 5 juveniles, and 5 amphibians (may have been newts?). No live newts.

Other roadkill: occasional centipede/millipedes, snails, indeterminate amphibians or similar soft-bodied species
Traffic - 38 cars, 17 trucks, 10 bikes, 3 pedestrians

Terry's observations of the day:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-03-07&order_by=observed_on&place_id=any&subview=table&user_id=teellbee&verifiable=any

由使用者 teellbee teellbee2024年03月08日 16:52 所貼文 | 0 評論 | 留下評論

2024年02月29日

South section - 2/29/2024

Thursday, 9:55-11:55 am. 45 dead newts, no live ones
Weather: drizzling most of the time, then pouring :)
Coverage: from ABR and Eldercroft Heights intersection to the first stop sign. I walked with Keith.
We documented 45 dead newts, possibly a few were juveniles. !8 of the newts were documented on the reservoir side, 27 on the hill side.
Other roadkill: tree frog.
Traffic - 14 cars, 10 trucks (county roads, SJJJ), 0 motorcycles, 0 bikes, 1 pedestrian, 10 parked cars.
county roads had about 10 trucks by the Eldercroft Heights intersection. Another crew (SJJJ?) was cutting trees in Soda Spring Creek.
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-02-29&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

由使用者 merav merav2024年02月29日 22:10 所貼文 | 0 評論 | 留下評論