16 de abril de 2024

South Section - 04/16/2024

Time: 9:06 am-12:09 pm
Weather: clear skies, minimal wind. Temperature was 52 degrees F at the start of the patrol, and climbed to 68 degrees by the end.
Coverage: The south section of Alma Bridge Road from the Aldercroft Heights Road intersection to the stop sign and back.
Traffic: Cars: 18; Trucks: 18 (one was a small firetruck, another was a truck hauling an equipment trailer); bicycles: 7; motorcycles: 6; pedestrians: 1; parked cars: 5
Newts: dead newts=25, of which 4 were juveniles; no live newts; Of the dead newts: 9 were found on the Reservoir side, and 16 were found on the hill side of ABR.
Other roadkill: 1 moth caterpillar, which I included in my uploaded observations; a few earthworms.

link to my observations of the day: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-04-16&place_id=any&user_id=motherpurina&verifiable=any

Publicado el 16 de abril de 2024 a las 10:17 PM por motherpurina motherpurina | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

09 de abril de 2024

North Section - April 9, 2024

Time: 8:53 am - 10:50 am
Weather: clear skies. Temperature started at 55 degrees F. and climbed to 69 degrees F.
Coverage: The north section of Alma Bridge Road, from the parking area at the base of the Jones Trail, up to the 2nd stop sign on ABR.
Observer: Jennifer
Traffic: Cars=27; parked cars=4; trucks=12; 3+axle trucks=2; bikes=6; pedestrians=1
Newts: 3 adults, all on the Reservoir side of the road. No live newts, no juveniles
Other roadkill: very tiny creatures that were too crushed for me to identify

My observations: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-04-09&place_id=any&user_id=motherpurina&verifiable=any

Publicado el 09 de abril de 2024 a las 08:07 PM por motherpurina motherpurina | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

05 de abril de 2024

2024-04-05 South Section

Time: 8:40 AM - 10:30 AM
Observers: Robin and Merav
Weather: cloudy, 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit
Cars: 16 (no pedestrians, bikes or trucks)
Newts: 18 dead adults, no live newts, no juveniles
Other roadkill: one CA slender salamander, banana slugs, and a lot of earthworms (representative documentation).

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Publicado el 05 de abril de 2024 a las 09:07 PM por anudibranchmom anudibranchmom | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

03 de abril de 2024

North Section - April 3, 2024

North Section, Alma Bridge Road

Jennifer walked the north section of Alma Bridge Road, starting from the parking area at the base of Jones Trail head to the 2nd stop sign on ABR.
Duration: 8:50 am to 11: 14 am

Weather: started at 49 degrees F and climbed to 68 degrees F by the end of the patrol. Clear skies.

Findings: I found 7 dead newts. No live newts. Of the 7 newts, 2 were on the hill side of the road, and 5 were on the reservoir side. 2 of the dead newts were juveniles.
I also found 1 earthworm and 1 centipede.

The link to my observations from the patrol: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-04-03&place_id=any&user_id=motherpurina&verifiable=any

Publicado el 03 de abril de 2024 a las 07:38 PM por motherpurina motherpurina | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

29 de marzo de 2024

South section - 3/29/2024

Friday, 9:12-12:00 pm. 81 dead newts, no live ones
Weather: cloudy, light rain
Coverage: from ABR and Eldercroft Heights intersection to the first stop sign. I walked with Mia.
We documented 81 dead newts, with many juveniles. I documented 31 newts, at least 10 were juveniles. Mia documented 51 newts, at least 12 of which were juveniles. 46 of the newts were on the reservoir side, 35 on the hill side.
Other roadkill: skink, alligator lizard, frog?, milliped, centipede, earthworms, cranefly.
Traffic - 15 cars, 5 trucks (county roads), 0 motorcycles, 2 bikes, 0 pedestrians, 4 parked cars.
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-03-29&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any
Mia's observations: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?captive=any&on=2024-03-29&place_id=any&project_id=180854&user_id=mialom&verifiable=any
We collected 8 samples from freshly killed newts to check whether they have a fungal disease (Chytrid Fungi). We'll get the results in a few months.

Publicado el 29 de marzo de 2024 a las 09:41 PM por merav merav | 4 comentarios | Deja un comentario

27 de marzo de 2024

North Section - March 20, 2024

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Jennifer and Oscar walked the North section of Alma Bridge Road, from the Lexington County Park parking lot to the 2nd stop sign.

Time: 8:59 am - 10:35 am
Weather: clear skies, no wind. The temperature started at 49 degrees F, and climbed to 63 degrees F. when we finished.

Jennifer documented: 4 adult newts, and 1 juvenile newt. Two were found on the hill side, and 3 were found on the Resevoir side. No live newts.
Oscar documented 3 adult newts. No live newts.

Other roadkill: 1 toad, 1 probable earthworm

Traffic -2 pedestrians; 26 cars; 2 bicyclists; 17 parked cars; 6 trucks; 2 large (3+ axle) trucks
(: there were a group of bicyclists that were starting their ride on Alma Bridge Road, right before we started our survey. We didn't obtain their numbers)

Jennifer's observations of the day: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-03-20&place_id=any&user_id=motherpurina&verifiable=any

Publicado el 27 de marzo de 2024 a las 05:42 PM por motherpurina motherpurina | 7 comentarios | Deja un comentario

23 de marzo de 2024

South section, in the rain ☔️

One observer (me), South section from Aldercroft Heights Rd to stop sign
Started: 9:50 am
Finished: 12:05 pm
Weather: Raining! With a few breaks of just clouds
Newts: 40, mostly freshly killed, many undersized or juvenile
Other roadkill: Calif slender salamander, pacific chorus frogs, western toad, banana slugs, earthworms
Cars: 13
Trucks: 1
Bikes: 1
Joggers: 5, including one who stopped to converse about newts 🥰

Publicado el 23 de marzo de 2024 a las 09:40 PM por anudibranchmom anudibranchmom | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

16 de marzo de 2024

South section - 3/15/2024

Friday, 9:35-12:00 pm. 40 dead newts, no live ones
Weather: nice
Coverage: from ABR and Eldercroft Heights intersection to the first stop sign. I walked with Debbie and Michael W.
We documented 40 dead newts, a few were juveniles. 24 of the newts were documented on the reservoir side, 16 on the hill side.
Other roadkill: fence lizard, beetles, millipedes, earthworm. We saw some butterflies, bees, and turkeys on the road.
Traffic - 31 cars, 14 trucks (Midpen, Fedex), 4 motorcycles, 7 bikes, 3 pedestrians, 6 parked cars.
3 midpen pickups were headed to a French broom removal, and were curious about the status of the newts.
My observations of the day - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-03-15&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

Publicado el 16 de marzo de 2024 a las 12:37 AM por merav merav | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

13 de marzo de 2024

North Section - March 13, 2024

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Jennifer and Oscar walked the North section of Alma Bridge Rd. from the Lexington County Park parking lot to the 2nd stop sign
Time: 9:05 am-10:34 am
Weather: partly cloudy. Started at 49 degrees F, and climbed to 59 degrees F by the time we finished.

Jennifer documented our findings: 17 adult newts (6 on the hill side and 11 on the resevoir side), 0 juveniles. No live newts.

Other roadkill: occasional centipede/millipedes

Traffic - 18 cars, 15 trucks, 1 bike (), 0 pedestrians
(
: there were a group of bicyclists that were starting their ride on Alma Bridge Road, right before we started our survey. We didn't obtain their numbers)

Jennifer's observations of the day:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-03-13&place_id=any&user_id=motherpurina&verifiable=any

Publicado el 13 de marzo de 2024 a las 08:50 PM por motherpurina motherpurina | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

08 de marzo de 2024

North Section, March 7, 2024

Thursday, March 7, 2024
Terry, John, and Dave walked the North section of Alma Bridge Rd. from the Lexington County Park parking lot to the 2nd stop sign
Time: 9:00 am-11:15 am
Weather: partly cloudy. mid 50s F, following about an inch of rain Tuesday-Wednesday.

Terry (did the documentation) noted: 59 adult newts, 5 juveniles, and 5 amphibians (may have been newts?). No live newts.

Other roadkill: occasional centipede/millipedes, snails, indeterminate amphibians or similar soft-bodied species
Traffic - 38 cars, 17 trucks, 10 bikes, 3 pedestrians

Terry's observations of the day:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2024-03-07&order_by=observed_on&place_id=any&subview=table&user_id=teellbee&verifiable=any

Publicado el 08 de marzo de 2024 a las 04:52 PM por teellbee teellbee | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario