An unusual beginning of the newt season
A 1.5" newt trying to cross Alma Bridge Rd. Luckily we found it and moved it safely to the hill side The first 3 months of the 2022-2023...
The Newt Patrol is a group of citizen scientists in the South Bay. We have been surveying newt roadkills near Lexington Reservoir since 2017. We have documented over 20,000 dead newts so far, representing one of the highest rates of amphibian roadkill mortality known worldwide.
This project aims to raise awareness of this problem and provide a rigorous database that could be used by the authorities to implement mitigation measures.