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 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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