Pacific Newt Roadkill: 8 found dead today; no live ones seen

April 8, 2019 (Monday) 9:45 am – 11:45 am

There were 2 fresh carcasses and 6 that were a few days old (8 total). The migration season seems to be coming to an end. I’m fairly certain most of the dead were Taricha granulosa.

See: https://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/truthseqr/2019/4/8

Other roadkill: 3 toads, a frog, a millipede, a broad-footed mole, and a snake

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

Rainfall: (MTD: 0.54 in; YTD: 24.79 in) It was warm and sunny this morning.

Traffic: Traffic was light. Two gravel trucks, a few maintenance trucks, a fire truck (Ben Lomond crew) with ~12 firemen at the Priest Rock trailhead, and 13 speeding cars/pickups.

Posted by truthseqr truthseqr, April 09, 2019 02:35

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