Pacific Newt Roadkill: 69 found dead today; no live ones seen; total deaths > 5,200

March 27, 2019 (Wednesday) 9:40 am – 11:40 am

I found 69 newt carcasses on the road today.

See: https://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/truthseqr/2019/3/27

Other roadkill: A frog and a Jerusalem Cricket.

Coverage: (~51%) Vulcan quarry to Soda Springs Canyon plus spot-checked a few other locations.

Rainfall: (MTD: 5.0 in; YTD: 24.16 in) It rained this morning. Overnight low temp was 56.4 F.

Traffic: There were a handful of cars and pickups. Road maintenance crews clearing rock and mudslides.

Posted by truthseqr truthseqr, March 28, 2019 03:12

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