Journal archives for March 2021

March 23, 2021

Tuesday 3/23/2021 - 9 am

Day 1
Tuesday 3/23/2021 - 9 am
Weather - cold, very windy! So windy, in fact, that I watched a caterpillar trying to cross the road rolling with the wind. Last rain - last week.
I flagged 60 dead newts, from the parking lot to the boat club, beginning the #5 experiment. There were 28 on the way to the boat club. Most newts were very dry. A few tiny ones. I didn't remove any newt, and didn't add these newts to any other project. I will add them to the 2021, juvenile, and HTH projects tomorrow, when I'll do the regular survey of the whole road.
The road was quiet: Traffic: 9 trucks, 31 cars (including County Parks),3 bikes, 3 pedestrians, and 22 cars parked by the road and in the parking lot.
I didn't see the HTH team. I think they already passed. There was a bloody spot on the road where I'm guessing they removed a newt. #10 was in front of Array #1 50 feet area, and was probably left there as it's very old. A ranger stopped by to ask me about the pitfall traps, he wanted to join the HTH team, and I told him they usually walk around 9 am.

Posted on March 23, 2021 21:09 by merav merav | 2 comments | Leave a comment

March 24, 2021

Tuesday 3/23/2021 - 4 pm

Day 1
I walked with Ross.
Tuesday 3/23/2021 - 4 pm
Weather - Nice.
I found 47 out of 60 newts. the rest were blown by the wind...
I photographed 6 more newts, that were either blown on to the road, or were missed in the morning.
All newts were added to this project, and only to this one.
Traffic: 1 truck, 116 cars (including County Parks), 3 motorcycles, 20 bikes, 44 pedestrians, and 35 cars parked by the road and in the parking lot.
We met @newtpatrol at Limekiln!

Posted on March 24, 2021 06:00 by merav merav | 0 comments | Leave a comment

March 26, 2021

Day 2 - Wednesday 3/24/2021

Day 2
Wednesday 9:00-11:15 am: I checked the flags as part of the north section regular survey.
15 of the flags were missing. All flagged newts present today were also added to the 2021 project.
Traffic: 10 trucks, 23 cars, 1 motorcycle, 4 bikes, 13 pedestrians, and 23 cars parked by the road.
A link to all my newt observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2021-03-24&place_id=any&subview=grid&taxon_id=27816&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

Posted on March 26, 2021 19:51 by merav merav | 2 comments | Leave a comment

Friday 3/26/2021 - 9 pm

Day 4
Weather - Nice.
24 missing flags. 4 additional newts with no flag, 2 of them pretty fresh. I removed all flagged newts from the road, and left the rest on the road. They will be recorded next week, if they'll still be there.

Traffic: 8 trucks, 42 cars (including SJJJ), 10 bikes, 14 pedestrians, and 23 cars parked by the road and in the parking lot.

Posted on March 26, 2021 19:55 by merav merav | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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