When we first moved to Coho, I just couldn’t get the whole “wildlife corridor” concept, especially when I saw deer walking down the main path at Coho. When I asked about the wildlife corridor, one of the stories I heard involved newts being able to cross the fire lane from the swale behind bldgs 6 […]
Some of the most frequent fliers at my bird feeder are several birds who nest and live mostly on the ground. These include towhees, dark-eyed juncos, song sparrows, white-throated sparrows, and fox sparrows. The white-throated sparrows and dark-eyed juncos live on the ground, but nest further north, they live at Coho from fall through spring. […]
A nest of chickdees successfully fledged from a nestbox near the wildlife corridor. A couple of weeks later, a nest of tree swallows fledged from a bluebird box nearby. Cleaning out the nests brought an interesting insight: The swallow nest was vacated just two days before the clean out, the chickadee nest had sat empty […]
While clearing the valerian “forest” on the bike barn path (also known as the snake bed), I was wishing something could be made out of the plant material, such as fabric. Then the thought occurred: hollow tubes, these could be mason bee homes! Anyone can make a simple structure for native bees out of valerian […]
Circles of Solidarity: when the weather permits, decorative chalk circles on the path indicate exactly where to stand to be six feet apart. The visual really helps those of us who are accustomed to a little tighter social spacing get used to the new distance. At the beginning of the shut-down, concerns about minimizing contact […]
Many cohoots volunteered at Open Streets, working at booths and entertaining. Jeff’s bike shop, Corvallis Electric Bikes, was a sponsor. April and Craig’s bakery (also a Coho business) Wild Yeast provided food.
Meet Valerie and her sidekick, Chaco. Valerie is a master gardener. She can be seen delivering dahlias, cucumbers, tomatoes, tomatillos, and the occasional eggplant door to door at Coho. Valerie is one of the blessings of living at Coho.
You may have noticed the lone hawk sitting in one of the twin towers early in the mornings. Or you may have seen one circling over the cemetery and floating over the buildings of Coho. For the longest time, I could not tell what variety of hawk it could be. Early in the morning, with […]
The hornets and yellowjackets are cruising for their last snacks before the frost gets them. Yellowjackets have been particularly annoying, lately, buzzing around hair and exposed skin. If you stay calm while brushing them away, they seldom sting. They appear to be curious, more than aggressive, perhaps they want to taste the perspiration on skin, […]