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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Chalking up the Common House

The kids at CoHo love to mark the path and sidewalks with chalk. It’s a great creative outlet for them, and the chalk doesn’t last long (especially when it rains). One evening when they were chalking up the patio in front of the Common House, someone mentioned that this building would soon be powerwashed and […]

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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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CoHo Reaches Consensus on Color Design!

CoHo has been relieved! We reached “consensus” with the color combination and paint design of our buildings!Some community residents formed groups to take the color palette we were satisfied with and come up with designs that would meet our needs. These groups of dedicated people (including some kids!) spent many hours laying out different options […]

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Cohoots Keeping Cool on the River

We are lucky to live near water. CoHo is located in the Upper Willamette watershed, and we are within walking distance to the Willamette River.So what do you do when you live near a river that’s almost 200 miles long? The Willamette River is generally calm in our area, so it’s a great place to […]

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Birth of Seven Cheeps

The tune, in the video below, celebrates the birth of seven chicks and is patterned after the event.  As the chicks were born more and more cheeps were heard as each chick came out of the egg.

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Wren vs. Chickdee: Who’s Mo’ Badass?

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 […]

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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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