May 6, 2021 - North side

May 6, 2021 (Thursday), 2:20-3:40pm

4 dead newts (0 juveniles), no live newts.
Other roadkill: 2 butterflies (likely Variable Checkerspots), 1 fence lizard, 1 gray squirrel

Weather: Warm, upper 70s, clear, dry dry dry.

Traffic: 64 moving vehicles, 9 parked, 1 quarry truck, 10 bicycles, 0 pedestrians

Most of the cars today were seen around 3:15-3:30, some of them I directly saw go into the rowing club, many of the rest I surmise also did, since car after car contained one adult and one child going toward the club, and one adult going away from it.

I saw one of those cars hit a native male gray squirrel, who spasmed on the road for a minute until they died. It was horrible.

Lots of wildflowers, including yellow Calochortus, and the elderberries are full on.

Publicado el mayo 6, 2021 11:26 TARDE por newtpatrol newtpatrol


OMG, Stacie! How awful to witness a poor little squirrel getting hit by a car. It makes me want to cry.
Hopefully the horror for the newts is nearly over for this migration season.

Publicado por truthseqr hace alrededor de 3 años

wow, that does sound horrible.

Publicado por merav hace alrededor de 3 años

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