Wednesday (02-June-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Lot of images today. Birds, Frogs, Snakes, Insects, and Flowers. The Brood X Cicadas are everywhere and continue singing their love song.

Birds viewed in the backyard and near the patio birdfeeder: American Robin, House Finch. The American Robin was feeding on a Cicada.


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

Kermit the Bullfrog and all of his relatives in the pond are getting fat fast this spring. Presumably out feeding on the Cicadas.


Bullfrogs in the pond. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

While working on the back wildflower meadow, I turned over some cardboard and found this Garter Snake.


Garter Snake. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Insects/bugs observed during the day include Cicada (Brood X), Dragonfly, Damselfly, Grasshopper, Cabbage White Butterfly, Water-walker, and tick(?).


Insects and other bugs. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Spring flowers blooming: Love-in-a-Mist, Red Poppy, California Poppy, Sweet Alyssum, Rhododendron, Baby Blue Eyes, Sweet William, Daisy, Blue-eyed Grass, Beardtongue Foxglove, Siberian Wallflower, Evening Primrose, Clematis, Honeysuckle, and Poison Ivy. The Poison Ivy flowers were on a giant 3 inch diameter vine climbing on a dead tree.


Love-in-a-Mist. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Red Poppy. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


California Poppy. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


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


Poison Ivy Vine and Flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (51.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (56.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. A surplus of 4.5 kWh.

Sunday (30-May-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors backyard and the patio birdfeeder: Black Vulture, House Finch. Not many birds visiting during the emergence of the Cicadas.


Daily backyard visitors. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Spring flowers blooming: Red Poppy, Love-in-a-Mist, Crimson Clover, Daisy, Lacy Phacelia, Beardtongue Foxglove, Siberian Wallflower, Sweet William.


Love in a Mist. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Poppies. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Spring Flowers: Crimson Clover, Daisy, Lacy Phacelia, Beardtongue Foxglove, Siberian Wallflower, Sweet William. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (45.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (16.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy and rain. A deficit of 28.3 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (354 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (326 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. A deficit of 28 kWh.

Saturday (29-May-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors backyard and the patio birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, House Finch. Not many birds visiting during the emergence of the Cicadas.


Daily backyard visitors. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Spring flowers blooming: Oriental Poppy, Love-in-a-Mist.


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

Grow Towers (1-10) on the Patio.


Grow Towers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Soft Pots on the Patio. Tomatoes and Sunflowers. Also an attempted Milkweed transplant.


Soft Pots. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (42.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (14.7 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy and rain. A deficit of 27.6 kWh.

Friday (28-May-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors backyard and the patio birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch. Not many birds visiting during the emergence of the Cicadas.


Daily backyard visitors. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Even with the rain yesterday (0.25″) the water level in the back pond is still low, but still enough to support Kermit the Bull Frog and his many brothers, sisters, and closes cousins. I counted at least twelve today.


Kermit. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Spring flowers blooming: Sweet William (Dianthus).


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

New Cicadas are still emerging from the ground. When the sun is out the volume goes way up.


Cicadas. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (43.8 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (39.0kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy and rain. A deficit of 4.8 kWh.

Three-Years Ago (28-May-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Morning walkabout and backyard birdfeeder: American Crow, Tufted Titmouse, Gray Catbird, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal. My eBird Checklist.


Morning walkabout and backyard birdfeeder with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.