Sunday, February 14, 2016

Dancin' and prancin' and lookin' for love

Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to enjoy the crazy displays of devotion in the natural world. Birds of Paradise are among the most amazing, and we've covered them and their cousins, the bowerbirds, here before.

Male bowerbirds build bowers (imagine), structures typically made of twigs and other plant material, shaped into towers or tunnels and decorated with colorful bits and bobs from the forest to try to attract a mate.