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Treasures from the shed – part 2

We also accidentally woke up this chap . . . .

Peacock butterfly in Ilfracombe, North Devon, March 2011
. . . a peacock butterfly.He did not seem to happy to be woken up and ‘buzzed’ at us by rubbing his wings together.

What to do? We had removed his winter sleeping quarters.

Now you see him . . .

. . . now you don’t!

Peacock butterfly in Ilfracombe, North Devon, March 2011

We moved him outside into the sun on to a honeysuckle box hedge . . .

Peacock butterfly in Ilfracombe, North Devon, March 2011

. . . where he woke up and then flew away.

Hopefully, it’s mild enough here in Ilfracombe, North Devon for him to survive. Apparently, they live for up to a year.

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