We paint them, we hang curtains, cover furniture, hang paintings, and erect statues. We even decorate our food.
Some humans will be surprised to discover that animals also decorate their surroundings.
The bower bird of Australia is the most famous, he collects objects of the same or similar shape and colour to decorate his nest. All in the name of love. To attract a passing female, who realising that she has a non-gay decorator on hand and will hopefully immediately fall in love with his decorating style, move in and help create the next generatio
Some Asian spiders have learned that decorated nests attract more prey than plain ‘invisible’ ones. Who would have guessed?
Black Kites put in white (usually bits of plastic) that apparently show other kites that this nest is “owned” and to stay away or fight over it.