Tuesday (23-February-2021) — New Jersey

Winter Nighttime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

A doe got up onto the patio and ate my hibernating strawberry plants during the night.

Daily Electric Energy Used (77.8 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (7.8 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels partially covered with snow. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 70.0 kWh.

Thursday (12-November-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Doe raiding the Patio Grow Towers.

Daily Electric Energy Used (35.8 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (2.7 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Rained all day. Geothermal HVAC system off. A deficit of 33.1 kWh.

Wednesday (11-November-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Testosterone charged Buck in the yard.

Daily Electric Energy Used (37.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (4.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Rained all day. Geothermal HVAC system off. A deficit of 33.7 kWh.

Tuesday (10-November-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Early morning visitor (neighborhood cat) under the birdfeeder.

Neighborhood Cat. (David J Mathre)
Neighborhood Cat under the birdfeeder. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. (David J Mathre)

Visitors to the birdfeeder after the cat departed included Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, and White-breasted Nuthatch.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Later in the afternoon, an 8-point Buck high on testosterone showed up. All of the Doe’s disappeared.

Buck. (David J Mathre)
Eight Point Buck. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. (David J Mathre)
Eight Point Buck. (David J Mathre)
Buck with 8-point rack. Image taken with a Nikon N1V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens. (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (36.8 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (28.1 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny day. Geothermal HVAC system off. A deficit of 17.2 kWh.

One-Year Ago (05-November-2019) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

The grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

Two Deer. (David J Mathre)
Doe and fawn (winter coat) in and outside my wildflower garden. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens + 1.4x teleconverter. (David J Mathre)

Current (05-November-2020) Daily Electric Energy Used (46.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (29.4 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 17.3 kWh.