... but these two often wake up in our homes if it's warm and bright indoors.
I think it's good news that I've had more small tortoiseshells in my home this year than for several previous years. So far, they've woken up on mild, sunny days and I've just let them out.
But it's now too cold and there aren't enough nectar-bearing flowers around for them to survive, so Butterfly Conservation has given some very helpful advice on what to do. Go to the Wildlife Tips page for the details.
Photo: Barn owl
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