Patio Life Updates2020-11-08T15:22:33-05:00

Photoville Fence Winchester

June 12th, 2021|

THE PHOTOVILLE FENCE Five selected pieces from Patio Life were choose for inclusion in the 9th edition of the Photoville Fence. The Photoville FENCE is a year-round public photography project exhibited in major parks and downtowns across 11 installation sites in North America. Featuring over [...]

Hummingbird Observations

May 2nd, 2021|

Today was the first, and earliest sighting of the ruby-throated hummingbird as one visited the nectar feeder for a sip as the salvia plants have yet to bloom. Which brings up a question, do our visiting hummingbirds prefer flowers or nectar feeders? Lets look [...]

Do Grasshoppers Have Teeth?

December 22nd, 2020|

The grasshopper has mandibulate mouthparts used for biting and chewing plant leaves that consist of the labrum (upper lip), mandibles (jaws), pair of maxillae, hypopharynx and labium (lower lip). The mandible operates side to side that can cut or crush the leaves of a [...]

Ambush Bug

October 20th, 2020|

These small bugs are about 0.5 inch long and can prey on larger insects such as bumblebees, butterflies or wasps. Ambush bugs are part of the Assassin Bug family. These bugs hide on plants and flowers like this salvia shown here, from which they [...]

Lupine Bugs

October 14th, 2020|

Lupine bugs are members of the family of broad-headed bugs and related to the stink bug that when threatened will emit a rancid smelling liquid. The probiscus seen folded underneath its body is used for feeding by sucking the nutrients from stems and leaves. [...]

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