A Potpourri of Blessings

Many people like to have a nice perfume around the house. They brew a potpourri of mint, citronella, lavender and other fragrant plants to make a house smell more like home. But humans aren’t the only creatures that appreciate a nice smell.

During field studies, scientists have found that a small bird called the Corsican Blue Tit also likes to have a pleasant-smelling nest. This was an unexpected discovery, made quite accidentally when one researcher discovered various sprigs of aromatic plants in dozens of nests.