North side - 07/29/21

Thursday 9:20-11:10 am: no newts.
Weather - hot.
Other roadkills: a few wasps, Jerusalem cricket, fence lizard. I saw a young Steller's Jay on a wire, next to a California Scrub-Jay, and a flicker just took off from that area when I got there. Maybe they had an important meeting.
Coverage: from the parking lot to the second stop sign.
Traffic: 4 trucks, 76 cars, 14 bikes, 11 pedestrians, and 22 cars parked by the road and in the parking lots (2 cars at the far lot). There were no cars parked by limekiln, a few cars by the boat club. A large group of kids getting ready for camp at the first parking lot.
So apparently the gravel road I saw last week wasn't work in progress, it was the new road. This week it was already painted. Not sure why, but they repaved the entire north section (possibly more), including all parts that were repaved in the fall. This road is different - it feels like loose gravel, there is no top layer of tar. I wonder why they did that, and I hope that people won't like it and chose not to drive there...

In a way it feels safer - now that it's painted, even though they paved a wider road, they left wider shoulders, leaving us some space to walk. Thanks County Roads for thinking about us :)
A link to all my observations of the day -
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2021-07-29&place_id=any&user_id=merav&verifiable=any

Posted by merav merav, August 01, 2021 15:36

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