Friday (08-April-2022) — New Jersey

Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Turkey Vulture, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Indoor hydroponic flowers of the day. A pink and white California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica). A Pink and white Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas). A yellow and a white Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule). A red Turkish Tulip Poppy (Papaver glaucum). Some yellow Pot Marigold (Calendula).


Indoor hydroponic flowers of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

A pesky Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) got itself covered with yellow pollen from an Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule). As it gets warmer outside, the stink bugs and lady beetles that spent the winter in the house, now want to get outside.


A Poppy loving Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys). Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (71.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (72.6 kWh) from Sense. Sunny. Finally, a day with a surplus (1.1 kWh).

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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 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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