May 27th, 2020

May 27th, 2020 (Wednesday) 9:30 am – 11:30 am: no newts today! This is the first day with no newts, except for 2 weeks ago, where there were no newts, but then the road had been scrapped so they might have been removed.
It was already getting warm when I started, when I was done it was really hot. The whole week has been hot, no rain (but it might rain this Saturday).
Other roadkills - small frog (possibly a tree frog), a few honey bees, many darkling beetles, ants, crickets. Jerusalem cricket, harvestman. Also Western Whiptail - looked very fresh, and there was a live individual right next to it (not on the road). It's the first time I've seen them around this road.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Rainfall: (MTD: 1.18 in; YTD: 21.65 in). Data from -
Traffic: 10 truck, 24 cars, 17 bikes, 1 motorcycle, 6 pedestrians. I saw a road-sweeping truck parked by the side of the road not too far away from the boat club.
All county park parking lots were open, no street parking near the first County Park parking lot.
The little "pool" by the Limekiln trailhead looked almost dry, for the first time.

Publicado por merav merav, 27 de mayo de 2020



@merav, I've been thinking of the poor little newts. It looked like we were so close to getting at least a preliminary solution. Then the pandemic hit with subsequent economic calamity. All funding will probably dry up and the newts will have to suffer at least another year of carnage. I can't bear the thought. Few cared about the newts before, now even fewer will care because their horror is overshadowed with our own human horrors.

Publicado por truthseqr hace 5 meses (Marca)

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