In my school (Rye Junior High) we do a road kill project in 7th grade. For my project I decided find (out our information) what year had the most road kill for 8 weeks. Also, when I was done with that I am going to figure out y this was like that. For example if there were a lot of road kill there was a increase of animal population, people moved here, they tore down some forests, or big tourist year. A couple reason that there is not a lot of road kill would be dieses, or low population.
During this project I discovered that in 2005 there was not a lot of road kill. This might be because our data was incorrect or that was a drop in population. But it was neither the reason there was not a lot because that was one of the hottest years on record so the animals stayed in one spot so that they could stay cool. And the road would be extremely hot from the sun. This might have affected this year’s road kill but it didn’t because it was too much time for this year to be effected by it.
In 2002 and 2004 there was a lot of road kill (more than 70). This was probably because there was a raise in population so that there were more animals were crossing the street. Also the animals would need to find more recourse because of the increase in population causing them to need to cross the street more than usual. What do you think is the cause?
I think that next year it is going to go down because the road kill has been going up the past couple years. Meaning that the population would go down so fewer animals were going near or on the street.