Tuesday (31-March-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

One of the neighborhood cats hunting. Reminds me it is time to spread cotton balls that have been soaked with ivermectin around the backyard. The birds and mice bring them back to their nests which then helps to eliminate deer ticks.

Neighborhood Cat hunting in my backyard. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/6.4, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Neighborhood Cat hunting in my backyard. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/6.4, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (59.1 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (17.8 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Cloudy and rainy all day. A deficit of 41.3 kWh.

Monthly Electric Energy Used (1865 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and monthly Solar Electric Energy Produced (1277 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. A deficit of 588 kWh. Maybe we will be positive in April…

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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 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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