Bower Birds at ZSL

Sally Hampson, Bowerbirds, 2003
Sally Hampson, Bowerbirds, 2003

Bower Birds was an exhibition by Sally Hampson.

Around London Zoo, apparently created by visiting bower birds (found in Australasia), could be found a number of fascinating 'bowers', love nests woven and furnished by small birds for the purpose of attracting mates.

Sally's research into these birds took her to Australia, and to the collections and library of the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum in Tring.

Alongside the exhibition, Sally ran education projects with Fairleigh House School, Pimlico, London, and Year 2 of Sevenoaks County Primary School, Kent, looking at the entrancing behaviour of the bower birds.

Supported by:

COPUS