We do not need to tell you that now is the rainy season in Northern California. Some amphibians in the Sunol Valley use the the wet season to move around from their burrows to breeding habitat and to find food.
Recently one of the workers at the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project spotted this California newt passing through the construction site. On its back a Sierran Tree frog was hitching a ride. Who can’t relate to a time when you need a lift to get where you’re going?
Our workers are trained to spot wildlife like this and move them out of harm’s way for construction… hitchhiking or not.
Stay safe and dry out there!