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 […]
Text and Photo by Betty B. Most bee species are solitary, meaning that each female cares for her own offspring. Eggs are laid one at a time in a chamber created from mud or chewed up plant leaves, provisioned with bee bread made from pollen and nectar, and then sealed up. Then she starts a […]
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. […]
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood with snow! January 26, 2021 Chloe’s first snow day!
When Christina & Paul became our neighbors last summer, Coho gained a science filmmaker. Her website is a treasure trove of beautifully photographed short films about fascinating subjects, all wrapped up in creativity and humor. You can see the trailer to her current project The future of Animals here. The Future of Animals does not […]
In 2020, we welcomed our new neighbors, Christina Choate and Paul Cotter. They moved here from N. California. Paul immediately started working as a brewer at Mazama Brewing. Christina is a science/nature filmmaker (see the next post). Paul & Christina in Oregon 2020. Lovely wedding photo!
At Coho we share in the collective grief, anger, frustration, helplessness and sadness over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. Over the past 2 months, many Cohoots have attended rallies and marches for the Black Lives Matter movement. We have hosted informal and formal sharing circles about racism and […]
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 […]