Sightings at CoHo – Blue Cricket

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 […]

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The Monarchs Have Cocooned

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 […]

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Swainson’s Thrush

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 […]

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CoHo’s Newest Pets – Monarch Caterpillars

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 […]

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New Colors at CoHo – Before & After (Part 1)

Ever since we’ve decided on the colors to paint our buildings, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the transformation. Two out of the 12 buildings are finished, with more buildings that will soon be completed.So here’s some before and after pics of the first two buildings that are done…

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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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CoHo Kabuki?

Perhaps in reaction to the blasé grey buildings (but more likely, ‘school’s out – what kind of mischief can we make!?!’), a couple of creative Cohoots decorated themselves with chalk and food coloring. Fantastic results! If you need make up consultants for your next costume party – look no further.And the expressions!!!  Have they been […]

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4th of July Parade CoHo Style

The kids had planned to go to the Corvallis 4th of July parade, which is an anybody can participate event.  Just show up and be in the parade.  (One year, the CoHo musicians practiced Sousa marches for a few months ahead of time and we marched together.  It was the only band in the parade.  […]

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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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