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Presentation Features Birds’ Courtship Rituals

(credit: Collection, Wagner Free Institute Of Science Library)

(credit: Collection, Wagner Free Institute Of Science Library)

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By Phran Novelli

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - As you make plans for Valentine’s Day, you might want to look to the birds and bees for some inspiration. On Wednesday, February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day, head to The Wagner Free Institute of Science, for what they’re calling ‘pOrnithology’, an illustrated presentation by George Armistead of the American Birding Association, it’s a look at the courtship rituals and the amazing ways birds try to get noticed and find a love match.

From singing beautiful songs, to dressing up in dramatic feathery displays, to dancing up a storm, attempting airborne acts of daring-do, to building an intricate nest to showoff what a fine home you can provide. Sound familiar? Well, birds do it too.

So, if you’re looking for love, you can probably use a few pointers on preening and presenting yourself to attract a mate or maybe you’ll find a fellow lovebird in the crowd that could become your Valentine?

Just be at the Wagner Free Institute of Science, at 1700 W Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19121, Wedensday February 13th at 5:30 – or show up early and check out the Wagner’s amazing collections and the beautiful building and see who else is there.

Admission is free, but suggested donations of $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors are welcome.

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