Tuesday (03-December-2013) — New Jersey

Late-Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey: Mile a Minute Vine.

The invasive “mile-a-minute” has become a problem. It was transported into the yard a few years ago by the deer. It grows even faster than the wild grape and poison ivy vines. It has already killed several trees and bushes in the rear section of my yard. In the fall, the vine dies and turns brown, but the damage is already done.

Lonely white-plastic chair over run with dead "Mile-a-Minute" vines. Late Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 58 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 58 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Lonely white-plastic chair over run with dead “Mile-a-Minute” vines. Late Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 58 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 58 mm, f/8, 1/60 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 updating images in My Image of the Day Photoblog, and My eBird (with images of nearly 450 bird species). hope post COVID-19 to be a world traveler again. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

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