Small Tortoiseshell

Small Tortoiseshell

Observation - Small Tortoiseshell - UK and Ireland. Description: Was carrying fence preserve from car and noticed it on the snow,thought it was dead so put it in petri dish and within five min's it was alert.All I can think is that it was hibernating on the paint tins I just got from a DIY store I have put it in the sh

Was carrying fence preserve from car and noticed it on the snow,thought it was dead so put it in petri dish and within five min's it was alert.All I can think is that it was hibernating on the paint tins I just got from a DIY store I have put it in the shed and just hope it will go back into hibernation.