Eight-Years Ago (03-November-2006) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Squirrel eating wild grapes in a pine tree

This squirrel thought it was hiding while eating the wild grapes. The wild grape vines were starting to take over the line of pine trees on on the west side of my house. I tried removing them every year, but they are intermixed with poison ivy vines.

Squirrel hiding in a tree eating wild grapes. Backyard autumn nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/7, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel hiding in a tree eating wild grapes. Backyard autumn nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/7, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)

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.

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