|6216||HOMEMAKING||HOMEMAKING||1991||color||48 min||vhs|| (Trials of Life: A Natural History of Behavior series, Part 5)
Making homes is one way animals can provide protection for themselves. From rocky holes; through camouflaged, delicately spun, silken sacks; to the self-contained world of massive earthen mounds, animals--at some time in their lives if not throughout them--need homes. Like humans, animals worry about the costs of home repair vs. new construction, keeping the weather out or deterring unwanted guests. Often these animal artisans show superb skill creating intricate, sometimes massive structures that can withstand almost any onslaught.