January 17, 2021 - North Side

Sunday, 8:15 am - 10:30 am.
Weather: 49F, sunny.

Documented 21 dead newts, no juveniles. No live newts observed.
Found 1 alive one in one of the pitfall traps(Randomly looked at a few buckets, not all of them) and 2 dead ones in the HTH survey sites, since my day started earlier than theirs. When I met them on my way back they were at survey site # 2 and said they had found 1 dead, 1 alive. They said since rains are expected next week, the numbers will rise next week.

Other documented roadkill: Jerusalem Cricket

HTH Survey site observations:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/68254533
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/68254544

Documented human activity:
Moving Cars: 87
Pedestrian: 50
Bikes: 28
Motor bikes: 0
Trucks: 0
Parked cars: 46

Notes:One of the observation was just outside the entrance for the rowing club. This one was a crazy one to document since the clock was inching towards 10' o clock and there were so many frantic parents rushing to drop their kids for their rowing lessons. As soon as I would squat, cars started coming in all directions(with parents leaving after dropping their kid), so I had to wait for a while before all the parents had dropped their kids to take a decent photo.

2 people stopped to ask about what I was doing. Of which one inquired about the use of the buckets that HTH had in place at their survey sites. Passed by 2 cars from Santa Clara County Parks and they flashed the peace sign hand on making eye contact.

Link to all my observations for today:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2021-01-17&place_id=any&q=roadkill&user_id=karangattu&verifiable=any

Lähettänyt karangattu karangattu, 18. tammikuuta 2021 04:11

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sounds scary - I'm glad you're ok! weekend on the north section is pretty intense.

Lähettänyt merav 3 kuukautta sitten (Lippu)
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@karangattu, I've done surveys with the frantic, speeding parents rushing to get their kids to rowing class on time. It's a very dangerous situation (and it happens every hour). Please be careful out there! Your safety is much more important than photographing dead newts.

Lähettänyt truthseqr 3 kuukautta sitten (Lippu)

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