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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 [...]

Tiger Swallowtail

May 24th, 2020|

This Tiger Swallowtail is typically one of the first butterflies, along with the Cabbage Whites, to arrive in the Spring. They can be found basking in the sun with their large wings outstretched to collect the rays of the sun to warm up their [...]

Baltimore Oriole

May 17th, 2020|

The closest thing I found to baseball this Spring is this Baltimore Oriole. It's also the first time seeing this orange bird in person - as a result of its unique call and  bright flash of orange.  It stays busy eating the budding fruit [...]

Assassin Bug Nymph

April 26th, 2020|

Assassin bugs undergo three stages: egg, nymph (shown above) and adult. The nymphs will molt several times and by summer will reach adult stage and develop wings. These bugs are beneficial to the garden as they feed on a variety of detrimental pests, such [...]