Bats & Butterflies? (but it’s winter…)

Very soon after last week’s frosts, on Tuesday evening (and despite the ice staying on the water bowl in the front garden here all day), in came one of the Lesser Horseshoe bats. After a cold spell, they usually stay in hibernation or torpor for several days before re-emerging when the weather warms up again.

Then on Thursday, December 5th, Ian McClenaghan emailed to say that he found a Red Admiral butterfly attempting to feed on some hebe in his garden on the edge of Launceston. Temperature was only 8c.

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