January 22, 2013

b o w e r

the bower bird.
we have been taking some serious inspiration from this fascinating little creature!
bowerbirds are renowned for their unique courtship behaviour, where males build a structure and decorate it with sticks and brightly coloured objects in an attempt to attract a mate. 
The most notable characteristic of bowerbirds is their extraordinarily courtship and mating behaviour, where males build a bower to attract mates. There are two main types of bowers. One where bowerbirds build a so called maypole which is constructed by placing sticks around a sapling, sometimes having a hut-like roof. 
The other major bower building the male places a variety of brightly colored objects he has collected. These objects can include hundreds of shells, leaves, flowers, feathers, stones, berries, and even discarded plastic items, coins, nails, rifle shells, or pieces of glass. via
bowerbirds seem to be drawn to all things blue, therefore the objects they collect are often in shades of blue.
so therefore we are honoring the bower bird and celebrating all things blue, indigo and navy!