The Ultimate Seduction Parlor by Elizabeth Thames Foster
We recently got rid of cable. I miss it sometimes but it has made our TV viewing more intentional. My husband and I started watching Netflix and discovered a series of nature shows called “Life” The narrator has a distinguished British accent and the episodes are broken down into groups of animals. We love it and have even talked our teenage kids into watching it with us.
We were all watching the “bird” episode and learned about a bird called a Bowerbird. They are closely related to birds of paradise and live in Australia and New Guinea. It was fascinating because the birds decorate their homes very elaborately. They spend years building giant nests and they each have a color they are attracted to. They collect flowers, seeds, mushrooms and berries and use them as decorations. And they each have their own style! One bird was attracted to oranges and reds and his neighbor prefers collecting blues and grays. Of course, like most things in nature, the main purpose of these displays of color is to attract a mate. The narrator says, “this is no nest, it is the ultimate seduction parlor.”
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