22 de octubre de 2020

October 21st, 2020

October 21st, 2020 (Wednesday) 9:00-10:30 am: no newts today!
Weather was nice. AQI was ok.
Other roadkills - a tiger moth caterpillar.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Traffic: 7 trucks, 17 cars, 1 motorcycle, 5 bikes, 27 pedestrians, and 45 cars parked by the road and in the parking lots.
County roads was repaving the road just north of the 2nd county park lot. Again, there were many trucks, pickups, and other large vehicles along the road (many of them with their engine on, again).
I did see the HT Harvey team today, but I saw at least 4 of the newly dug fences.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open.
There were very few hikers and fishermen on the road, but the 1st parking lot was busy as usual.

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14 de octubre de 2020

October, 14th, 2020

October, 14th, 2020 (Wednesday) 9:00-10:45 am: no newts today!
It was warm, a bit windy on the way back. The air didn't feel great, even though, AQI was supposed to be lower than 100
Other roadkills - a cricket
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Traffic: 17 trucks, 13 cars, 2 bikes, 26 pedestrians, and 20 cars parked by the road and in the parking lots.
Looks like county roads is repaving the whole road. Today they were working on a section of the road before the boat club. They had many trucks, pickups, and other large vehicles along the road (most of them with their engine on).
Today I saw the HT Harvey team for the first time. They were talking in the first parking lot when I parked, and on my way back I saw them digging their pitfall traps on their first field site. I spoke with Jeff Wilkinson to try and coordinate our effort.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open.
There were very few hikers and fishermen on the road, with all the mess going on...

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08 de octubre de 2020

October, 7th 2020

October, 7th, 2020 (Wednesday) 9:00-10:45 am: no newts today!
It was cold, a bit foggy, AQI around 100
Other roadkills - a bee
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Traffic: 12 trucks, 17 cars, 2 bikes, 14 pedestrians, and 25 cars parked by the road and in the parking lots.
County Roads is repaving some sections of the road. This morning they were right by the quarry. They had many pickups, and all sorts of trucks working on the road, with stop signs and all. Other than that, it was very quiet.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open.

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03 de octubre de 2020

September 30th, 2020

September 30th, 2020 (Wednesday) 9:30-11:00 am: no newts today!
It was pretty hot.
Other roadkills - a few wasps and bees.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Traffic: 8 trucks, 22 cars, 10 bikes, 5 pedestrians, and 11 cars parked by the road and in the parking lots.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open.

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26 de septiembre de 2020

September 25th, 2020

September 25th, 2020 (Friday) 8:50-10:40 am: no newts today!
This is my first day back on the road since August 14th, due to the wildfires, poor air quality, and preserve closure. Things looked pretty normal - some hikers, especially at the first county park parking lot, and the other trails. Not too many fishermen, and the rowing club was open but quiet.
The weather was perfect - a bit cold in the morning, nice in the sun.
Other roadkills - a few wasps, bees, grasshopper, and a moth, and some unidentified mammal.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Traffic: 3 trucks, 17 cars, 11 bikes, 7 pedestrians, and 29 cars parked by the road and in the parking lots.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open.

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15 de agosto de 2020

August 14th, 2020

August 14th, 2020 (Friday) 8:30-10:00 am: no newts today! This is the 12th week with no newts.
I started early to avoid the heat, but it was already hot at 8:30 am, and by the time I was done it was 30 c
Other roadkills - a few wasps, bees, and many ants - there was a nuptial flight, probably Formica ants. I saw some live and dead winged queens on the road.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Traffic: 4 trucks, 28 cars, 25 bikes, 12 pedestrians.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open.

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07 de agosto de 2020

August 6th

August 6th, 2020 (Thursday) 9:30-11:00 am: no newts today! This is the 11th week with no newts.
It was cold, cloudy at first, cleared out later.
Other roadkills - a few wasps, and a tiny fence lizard.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Traffic: 4 trucks (including a large double-truck that was driving on the road past the quarry, and a UPS truck), 64 cars, 12 bikes, 5 pedestrians.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open.

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July 29th

I forgot to write a journal post...
July 29th, 2020 (Wednesday) around 9:30-11:00 am: no newts today! This is the 10th week with no newts.
Other roadkills - a few insects - flies, wasps, bees, a caterpillar, and a beetle. Also saw a yellowjacket carrying a dead Ashy Gray Lady Beetle on the road - my first observation of that species :)
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Traffic: 7 trucks, 63 cars, 23 bikes, 19 pedestrians, 2 dogs.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open.

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23 de julio de 2020

July 22nd

July 22nd, 2020 (Wednesday) 9:30-11:00 am: no newts today! This is the 9th week with no newts (assuming there were no newts on the road last week. I wasn't there to check).
It was cool, very windy. No rain.
Other roadkills - a few insects.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Busy traffic: 8 trucks, 82 cars, 6 motorcycles, 8 bikes, 9 pedestrians.
The rowing club was open, with very load speakers, that can be heard from remote parts of the road. All county park parking lots were open.

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16 de julio de 2020

July 9th, 2020

July 9th, 2020 (Thursday) 9:00-10:30 am: no newts today! This is the 7th week with no newts.
It was hot.
Other roadkills - a few insects, including a tarantula hawk, and a tiny fence lizard
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Rainfall: (MTD: 0 in; YTD: 21.78 in). Data from - http://www.weathercat.net/wxraindetail.php
Traffic: 2 trucks, 24 cars, 20 bikes, 23 pedestrians.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open, no street parking near the first County Park parking lot.
I'm posting this a week late. I'm afraid I'll have to skip this week. I'll try and make it next week

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