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Bumble Bee

August 26th, 2020|

There are over 250 species of bumble bees. These plump and fuzzy bees live in small colonies of just of a few hundred bees, much smaller when compared to that of the honey bee which has thousands of bees in their respective colonies. The [...]

Color Exhibition

August 14th, 2020|

The Villa Bee Fly, was recently chosen for inclusion in the "Color" exhibition at the SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC opening September 4. The gallery anticipates being open to the public though likely not having an opening reception. For [...]

Macro Workshop

July 20th, 2020|

Interested in learning macro photography? I will be teaching a 2-day workshop (Monday, August 10 and Monday August 17). For more information, please visit the Griffin Museum of Photography. Looking for a book on bugs? The 8 x 8 inch, 124-page book is printed [...]

How to Attract Hummingbirds

June 28th, 2020|

What Flowers Do Hummingbirds Like? Two plants that have had the most success in the yard at attracting hummingbirds are two species of Salvia (from Proven Winners): Rockin Blue Suede Shoes Salvia (shown above) Black and Blue Salvia Two noticeable differences between the two [...]

Blow Fly

June 7th, 2020|

House flies do not eat solid foods - instead, they regurgitate vomit onto their food source - the vomit contains enzymes that liquify the food so it can be sucked up. Patio Life is exhibiting at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH (closed until further [...]

Northern Paper Wasp

May 31st, 2020|

Paper wasps are one of the most common vespid wasps seen around home. Most vespid wasps are social insects, living in a colony that includes a queen and its male and infertile female workers. Paper wasps build their nests from wood fibers. They chew [...]

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