Saturday (06-November-2010) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey

Turkey Vulture soaring. The population of Turkey Vultures has increased significantly since the state quit picking up the road killed deer. This is both hunting and rutting season so we have many deer running across roads and being hit by automobiles. Robin feasting on fall “bittersweet” berries. I don’t know if this robin plans to winter, or is feasting before flying south. Finally, some fall mushrooms.

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

2 thoughts on “Saturday (06-November-2010) — New Jersey”

  1. Is that bittersweet? If it is I your yard what are the chances of getting some? The bunch Mary set years ago is getting pretty ratty. Mom

  2. I didn’t know what the berries were. When I looked up bittersweet, it looks like it. This time of the year, when the orange-red berry is exposed (some) of the birds that winter over will eat them. Normally, the birds eat the wild grapes first. The vines are invasive and are taking over several of my trees. If they are still around I will try to bring some down for Christmas. At least they are not the poison ivy vines. DJM

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