Chris Packham's guide to Britain's nocturnal creatures

We are diurnal animals: we're awake during the day, but as light fades so does our vision and we hide away indoors where we're safe. Nocturnal creatures are therefore the stuff of mystery and folklore – enigmatic species that we rarely see. But in the summer, when darkness is relatively brief, we can spot them in daylight or dusk, and learn more about their habits.

The Guardian

Last updated on 21 July 2014