diurnal

Extirpation

If an animal goes to sleep during cold periods it is called¬†hibernation. If an animal goes to sleep during hot periods it is called¬†estivation. Because climate and geography influence language there is often not a word for both of them… Read More ›

Crepuscular Cat Crazies

Domestic cats do this because they are not nocturnal (awake at night) diurnal (awake during the day) but crepuscular – most active at dusk and dawn. Crepuscular comes from the Latin word for twilight, crepusculum. Their hunting instincts kick in… Read More ›

hibernation and estivation

It is now heading towards winter in Sweden again so soon many animals will be feeding more than normal to prepare themselves for migration, hibernation or just getting through the winter. If an animal goes to sleep during cold periods… Read More ›