January 7, 2021- north side

98 dead newts (of which 3 were juveniles), 0 live newts.
January 7th, 2021 (Thursday) 10:20am-12:20pm. Meant to get out Wednesday morning but had some knee issues.
Weather: Completely overcast with fog, 54F. Rained the previous afternoon.
Other roadkill: 1 Jerusalem cricket.
Coverage: County parking lot to second stop sign.
Rainfall: MTD 0.46in, YTD 3.61in (per http://www.weathercat.net/wxraindetail.php?year=2021)
Traffic: 23 cars, 14 parked cars, 6 bicycles, 3 walkers. Quietest day in a long time.
Midpen study: Pit traps were emptied before I arrived, and there were no roadkill newts in their road sections.

Hardly any of the newts were fresh, most were rehydrated crackers.
My observations for today: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?captive=any&on=2021-01-07&place_id=any&subview=grid&user_id=sea-kangaroo&verifiable=any

Newt map (with obvious "holes" where the midpen study plots are!):

Publicado por sea-kangaroo sea-kangaroo, 08 de enero de 2021

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I forgot to bring a ruler so used one of the discarded yellow road tab thingies for scale, which it turns out are conveniently 2"/50mm on the short side. I had several smashed small newts that seemed to be right at 50mm SVL, so not sure if those should go in the juvenile project or not.

Publicado por sea-kangaroo hace alrededor de 2 meses (Marca)
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@sea-kangaroo, I've been including the 2" newts in the juvenile roadkill project.

Publicado por truthseqr hace alrededor de 2 meses (Marca)
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Great, I'll put them in then! They do look small on the road.

Publicado por sea-kangaroo hace alrededor de 2 meses (Marca)
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@sea-kangaroo, thanks for including maps of your surveys. It shows very clearly the gaps where the HTH study plots are.

Publicado por truthseqr hace alrededor de 2 meses (Marca)
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I edited the juvenile total to 3, to reflect what the ImageJ software thought of the borderline 50mm ones I found.

Publicado por sea-kangaroo hace alrededor de 2 meses (Marca)
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It's interesting to see the gaps on the map!

Publicado por merav hace alrededor de 2 meses (Marca)

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