Sightings at CoHo – Beware of the Boot!

Spotted at CoHo were some small creatures of the stinging variety who found a cozy spot to build a nest. Yes, that’s a paper wasp nest inside a boot! Beware of the boot!Next time you leave your boots or shoes outside, be sure to check them before putting them on. 😉

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Sightings at CoHo – Purple Longhorn Beetle

We thought we discovered a new species of purple beetle today at CoHo… …but it turns out this Longhorn beetle just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time while painting was going on. Building 2 is being painted purple and the beetle got a coat! No other wildlife has been spotted […]

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Sightings at CoHo – Mysterious Pink Lights

On mid-June sunny mornings, iridescent pink lights shimmer on the pavement for brief periods, in front of buildings 3 & 6, and 2 & 7. The most striking lights appear in the form of a pink bird with a yellow wing, sitting on a pink branch. This photo is at the foot of the Hervey’s […]

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Sightings at CoHo – Monarch Butterfly

Here at CoHo we get excited when we see pollinators. And today a Monarch butterfly was spotted on a milkweed.Why is this so exciting? Monarchs are the rock stars of the insect world. And butterflies are important pollinators. These guys will always be welcome here at CoHo!

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Sightings at CoHo – Slugs!

These guys were spotted on the path today, racing toward some fresh vegetation. As much as we love nature, slugs sometimes are a menace to gardens and can ruin fruits and vegetables that we’d prefer to eat.And we’ve even spotted them eating earthworms! We love worms! These slugs were moved away from the plants before […]

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Sightings at CoHo – Camassia

CoHo is preserving a native Corvallis plant species – Camassia. They don’t just look pretty…they are edible! And they attract pollinators. Did you know that purple is rare in nature? Purple also has a variety of effects on the mind and body, including uplifting spirits and calming the mind and nerves.

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