Photoville Fence Winchester

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 90 photographers annually, the exhibition brings compelling visual stories into the public realm, and to a wide and diverse audience.

The exhibition will be up from June 12 – Labor day, 2021.

For more information on the installation location map, click here!

Photoville Fence
Patio Life Book

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Photoville Fence Winchester2021-06-12T08:30:28-04:00

Hummingbird Observations

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 inside the numbers from 2020!

2020 Observations: 1382 Sightings visiting 3530 flowers

First Visit: 05/15/20

Last Visit: 09/21/20

Most Daily Sightings: 46

Longest Visit: 24 minutes

Longest Lording from Swing: 22 minutes

Beak Bump: 1x

Hand fed: Several times

Most Visited Plant: 527 visits at Salvia Plant 5

Feeding Stations

Salvia Plants (8) Nector Feeders (3) Other Plants
75.86% (2678 Visits) 14.62% (516 Visits) 9.52% (336 Visits)
Salvia
Feeders
Other

Clearly, the hummingbirds preferred the salvia plants 75% of the time as their primary source of energy!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Birds (Aves)
Order: Hummingbirds, Swifts (Apodiformes)
Family: Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

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Sightings
0
Flowers Visited
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Hummingbird Observations2021-06-09T20:53:17-04:00

Do Grasshoppers Have Teeth?

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 plant while feeding.

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TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insect
Order: Grasshoppers (Orthoptera)

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Do Grasshoppers Have Teeth?2020-12-22T15:52:43-05:00

International Photography Awards

Paito Life has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2020 edition of the International Photography Awards (IPA’s) in the “Professional: Nature Book” category. An international jury of  photography experts judged a total of 13,000 entries from 120 countries to select the category winners, each of whom are in the running to receive the IPA’s top two prizes—Photographer of the Year for the professional categories.

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International Photography Awards2020-12-22T15:08:25-05:00

Ambush Bug

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 ambush their prey. They feed by extending and stabbing their beak into its prey and sucking out their body fluids.

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TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insect
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Assassin Bugs (Reduviidae)

Genus: Jagged Ambush Bugs (Phymata)

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Ambush Bug2020-10-13T02:39:25-04:00

Lupine Bugs

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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TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insect
Order: True Bugs (Heteroptera)
Family: Broad-headed Bugs (Alydidae)

Genus: Megalotmus
Species: Lupine Bug (Megalotomus Quinquespinos)

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Lupine Bugs2020-10-13T02:13:13-04:00

Photoville Fence

THE PHOTOVILLE FENCE ANNOUNCES ITS NINTH EDITION

Happy to share that 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 North America. Featuring over 90 photographers annually, the exhibition brings compelling visual stories into the public realm, and to a wide and diverse audience.

The 9th edition will expand to 11 major parks and downtown areas across North America: Atlanta, Brooklyn, Calgary, Denver, Durham, Houston, Metro (Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead), New Orleans, Sarasota, Seattle, and locally in Winchester. The exhibition will be on view from Fall 2020 – Summer 2021.

Patio LifeLooking for a book on bugs?

The 8 x 8 inch, 124-page book is printed on Mohawk Superfine ultrawhite eggshell archival, acid-free paper and comes in a custom designed 8.5 x 8.5 inch box.

If you plant it – they will come!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insect
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Jumping Spiders (Salticidae)

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Photoville Fence2020-10-12T00:04:55-04:00

Honey Bee

A honey bee searching for nectar on the flamingo celosia (celosia spicata). This species of celosia was grown from seed and started indoors. It does well in a large container, growing to over four feet tall and attracts a variety of bees and other pollinators. The taller the plant gets, the more prone to the container tipping over.

Pollen is the fine powder produced from the male part (stamen) of the flower that fertilizes the female part (pistal) of the flower.

Nectar is the sweet substance produced by certain plants that is consumed by bees and other pollinators as a source of food. Honey bees collect nectar and convert it to honey.

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The 8 x 8 inch, 124-page book is printed on Mohawk Superfine ultrawhite eggshell archival, acid-free paper and comes in a custom designed 8.5 x 8.5 inch box.

If you plant it – they will come!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insect
Order: Bees, Wasps, Ants and Sawflies (Hymenoptera)
Family: Bees (Apidae)

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Honey Bee2020-09-26T13:00:25-04:00

Bumble Bee

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 bumble bees tend to appear mid-August and can be found feeding throughout the day on the salvia (shown above on the stem). These bees do not make honey but collect the nectar to feed and store in their hives honeypot. Only the Queens overwinter and will start new colonies each Spring.

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The 8 x 8 inch, 124-page book is printed on Mohawk Superfine ultrawhite eggshell archival, acid-free paper and comes in a custom designed 8.5 x 8.5 inch box.

If you plant it – they will come!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies (Hymenoptera)
Family: Bees (Apidae)

Genus: Bombus

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Bumble Bee2020-08-26T13:33:39-04:00

Color Exhibition

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 more information, visit www.sec4p.com – a video walk-through of the show will be available once it opens.

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The 8 x 8 inch, 124-page book is printed on Mohawk Superfine ultrawhite eggshell archival, acid-free paper and comes in a custom designed 8.5 x 8.5 inch box.

If you plant it – they will come!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Bee Flies (Bombyliidae)

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Color Exhibition2020-08-14T20:15:03-04:00

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