Birds and the bees

Posted by Joey on April 09, 2000

In Reply to: Birds and the bees posted by ESC on April 08, 2000

: : : I was asked this question today in class. what does the saying the birds and bees have to do with having sex. I would greatly apperciate any info anyone has on this subject. thanks alot. beth

: : Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it.

: Let's fall in love. (Or at least I think that's the way it goes.) I'm with Bob on the pollinator idea. (See previous post.) The last time this subject came up, I looked in my reference books and couldn't find the phrase. I found that surprising since it's such a common phrase.

"Ah, what a beautiful day. The birds are out. The bees are trying to have sex with them ... as of my understanding."