Wednesday (06-October-2021) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Birds of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Flowers of the day: Chinese Forget Me Not, Cosmos, Plains Coreopsis. These are in a back section of wildflowers that I planted late in the summer. Because they were planted late, I wasn’t sure if I would get flowers. The plants are only about a foot high, and I am fighting to keep the deer out of the section. Another section planted about the same time with Marigold and Zinnia is not doing as well. Only 4 inches high, and no flowers.


Flowers of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Flowers of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

The flowers are attracting Cabbage White butterflies and Honey bees. In previous years I would see Monarch butterflies at this time. Not this year.


Insects of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (44.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (13.5 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy all day. Deficit of 30.5 kWh.

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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