Archivos de diario de mayo 2020

08 de mayo de 2020

North side - 5/6/2020

May 6th, 2020 (Wednesday) 9 am – 11:30 am: no new dead newts, but the road was scraped very recently - it was very clean, and the sides of the roads were cleared of vegetation along most of the road. The dead newt I left on the road the week before was still around, but was scraped as well - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/45241409.
The weather was a bit cool at first, got a bit warmer later.
Other roadkills - a bumblebee, honey bees, a few darkling beetles, a fly, a wasp, a cricket, and a dried slender salamander hugging many dead carpenter ants.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Rainfall: (MTD: 0 in; YTD: 20.47 in). Data from - http://www.weathercat.net/wxraindetail.php
Traffic: 1 truck, 23 cars, 1 motorcycle, 10 bikes, 9 pedestrians. (including some county parks and roads something pick ups)
All county park parking lots were open, no street parking near the first County Park parking lot.

Ingresado el 08 de mayo de 2020 por merav merav | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

14 de mayo de 2020

North side - 5/13/2020

May 13th, 2020 (Wednesday) 9:20 am – 11:00 am: I found 5 new dead newts, 2 of them were very small. They were all new, as I removed all dead newts 2 weeks earlier. The dead newt I left down the road 2 weeks ago was now gone.
The weather was a bit cool. It rained Saturday or Sunday night in San Jose.
Other roadkills - a bumblebee, honey bees, a darkling beetle, a dead butterfly, and a dead caterpillar.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Rainfall: (MTD: 0.43 in; YTD: 20.90 in). Data from - http://www.weathercat.net/wxraindetail.php
Traffic: 12 truck, 22 cars, 5 bikes, 9 pedestrians, 4 jets! (including a county parks pickups)
All county park parking lots were open, no street parking near the first County Park parking lot.

Ingresado el 14 de mayo de 2020 por merav merav | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

21 de mayo de 2020

May 20th, 2020

May 20th, 2020 (Wednesday) 9:30 am – 11:30 am: I found 4 new dead newts, 1 juvenile. They were all new, as I removed all dead newts the week before.
It was a bit cold. It rained on Sunday and Monday in San Jose.
Other roadkills - large frog, a bumblebee, honey bees, many darkling beetles, ant, earthworm.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Rainfall: (MTD: 1.18 in; YTD: 21.65 in). Data from - http://www.weathercat.net/wxraindetail.php
Traffic: 10 truck, 22 cars, 9 bikes, 13 pedestrians, 1 dog (including a MidPen pickup). Two of the trucks didn't go into the quarry. Some of the cars (and trucks) were speeding, and it was quite scary.
All county park parking lots were open, no street parking near the first County Park parking lot.

Ingresado el 21 de mayo de 2020 por merav merav | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Interesting read from the New York Times

With the World on Pause, Salamanders Own the Road - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/science/salamanders-amphibians-wildlife-migration.html
In the East Coast, Covid was well-timed with amphibian migration. Not here, unfortunately...

Ingresado el 21 de mayo de 2020 por merav merav | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

27 de mayo de 2020

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 - http://www.weathercat.net/wxraindetail.php
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.

Ingresado el 27 de mayo de 2020 por merav merav | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario