Päiväkirja-arkisto kohteelle elokuu 2020

24. elokuuta 2020

Berry Springs Preserve Herps of Texas report, 22Aug2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there was no group outing to Berry Springs Park and Preserve again this month. However, two people wearing face masks checked on the amphibians while staying at least six feet apart from each other at all times.
Five amphibian species were observed: Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Call Index = 1), Green Tree Frog (CI = 3), American Bullfrog (CI = 0), Gulf Coast Toad (CI = 0), and Blanchard's Cricket Frog (CI = 2). Photos and/or sound recordings were obtained for all species.
Common Nighthawk, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Green Heron, and bats were seen at sunset. About an inch of rain had fallen that morning, but the sloughs and ditch in the pecan orchard were dry, and the entire dam was exposed in the main pond. Had been in moderate drought for the past month.
The monitoring period was 20:00 - 21:45.
Participants were Kathy and Christie.
Environmental conditions at the main ponds at sunset:
Air temperature = 76.1 deg F
Water temperature = 80 deg F
Sky = no/few clouds
Water level = much below average
Relative humidity = 60 %

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