Courtesy of Wynn W. CudmoreChemeketa Communtiy College
Rick O'Hara has visited site several times and reports red-legged frog egg masses, young and adults in similar numbers to last year.
Surveying class has visited site several times throughout winter.
April 20, 1998
I visited site to preview for Bi 133 field trip.
Observations:Brush rabbit (near entrance)Western Pond turtles (2) - basking on log in middle of far finger of Pond #6Red-legged frog - adults and juveniles (approx. 10)Bullfrogs (approx. 10)Pacific Treefrog - 1 callingBlack-throated gray warblerCanada goose nesting on same site as last year
April 21, 1998
Took Bi 133 students to site for Amphibian Lab. Pulled minnow traps - nothing!, collected zooplankton samples at several ponds, time-constraint search for amphibians:
Red-legged frog - adults and tadpolesRough-skinned newtsLarge-mouth bassBluegillSaw same 2 turtles basking in Pond #6
April 29, 1998
Took spotting scope to confirm sitings of Pond turtles and to see if there are more than two:
Saw same two turtles in approx. same spot basking in 78 degree sunshine with spotting scope - confirmed as Western Pond Turtle, 2 large adults (approx 10" long shell)
Bullfrogs - abundant along small ditch that leads to adjacent ODOT siteRed legged frogsNutria - in pondsBeaver - in ponds