Our pet Monarchs have finally turned into butterflies after being in cocoons for about two weeks. We tried to keep an eye on them during the process of coming out of their cocoons, but only saw them right after hatching. The first one came out on August 9th, where the other guy was still sleeping. […]
Last month we found a purple longhorn beetle. Today a blue cricket was spotted. Unfortunately it was our latest victim of the painting going on at CoHo where blue is the current color being sprayed. But fortunately, this guy found good hands and had some of the paint scraped from its wings. Hopefully it’ll enjoy […]
The newest CoHo pets have cocooned! One Monarch cocooned a few days ago, and the other shortly after that. They must be social creatures, because they cocooned right next to each other. We only have pics before and after the cocooning process, but thanks to the world wide web you can view a time-lapse of […]
I (Leela) have been meditating in a secluded part of our property under a canopy of trees since it got warm and stopped raining. My eyes are nourished by the many shades of green, my ears by the dawn chorus of bird sounds and distant traffic, and my skin and lungs appreciate the crisp freshness […]
Our newest pets (the Monarch caterpillars) were invited to a community meal, where they munched on some fresh milkweed. Since these guys (or are they gals?) are rapidly growing and in need of some protected space, a special home was put together for them. All material was found around CoHo, including the donated aquarium tank that […]
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. 😉
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 […]
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!
A wren and a pair of chickadees have been engaged in loud, continuous squabbles over a nesting hole in the fence behind building two. Wren makes the most noise, so you could say the wren is in the catbird seat. The chickadee does the most bullying, chasing the wren around the area. The early morning […]
Just a little garter snake trying to stay warm under the dryer vents. Looks like the vents need some cleaning!