Monday (19-September-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Late Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

I found this Tree Fungus/Mushroom on a fallen Birch tree while walking through my backyard. This was one of the trees that came down when the power company cleared the lines following a wind storm in March 2010 that is slowly decomposing. Not surprising the decomposition has accelerated with all of the rain we have had recently.

Tree Mushroom/Fungus on Fallen Birch Tree. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 56 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec) and SB-900 flash. (David J Mathre)
Tree Mushroom/Fungus on Fallen Birch Tree. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 56 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec) and SB-900 flash. (David J Mathre)

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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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