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 [...]

Patterns and Shadows

April 3rd, 2020|

The Pillbug has been selected by juror Paula Tognarelli as a 'jurors choice' in the 2020 Patterns and Shadows International call for entry at the New York Center for Photographic Art which included over 900 images submitted. Patio Life is also exhibiting at 3S [...]

Book on Bugs

March 14th, 2020|

Looking for a book on bugs? Patio Life is also available at the Griffin Museum of Photography's book show, opening Sunday, March 15, 2020. The 124 pages, 8 x 8 inch book is printed on Mohawk Superfine ultrawhite eggshell archival, acid-free paper and comes in [...]

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