Friday (30-October-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nighttime Nature in New Jersey.

In New Jersey, the night before Halloween has sometimes been called “Mischief Night” where teenagers engage in pranks and vandalism — throwing eggs, toilet papering trees, setting fires, etc. Well this year, a deer got up on my patio and did the mischief. It ate the Kale, Swiss Chard, Broccoli Rabe, Parsley, Basil, Thyme, and Strawberry plants in my Grow Towers. It ate the leaves on the Hot Pepper plants, but left me the Hot Peppers. It wasn’t able to reach the Carrots and Garlic on the top level. It also managed to disturb and damage some of the soft pots and other items out on the patio as it moved around each of the ten Grow Towers.

Daily Electric Energy Used (??? kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (14.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy and rain. A deficit of ??? kWh. The folks at Sense have been have issues providing energy usage data for the last several days.

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 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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