Thursday, 10 January 2013

Wintering Peacock

I was in my garage when I heard a very quiet repetitive swishing sound. Closer examination of the area above the log pile and next to the window revealed this fabulous Peacock butterfly, gently opening and closing its wings. The recent mild spell has resulted in a number of butterfly and moth sightings, see here for example, but with sleet and snow forecast for the weekend their prospects must be bleak. I'm pleased to report that this Peacock is safely still in hibernation mode and hopefully will stay that way until Spring.

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