Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Switzerland 2016
Nocturnal Animals

ISSUE DATE: 4 May 2016
STAMP SIZE: 33 x 28 mm
 STAMP DESIGN: Sonja Burger, Wildegg

At night, when all good citizens make their way to bed to sleep the sleep of the just, it’s time for some creatures to really start their revels and turn our night into their day. 

Under cover of darkness, they go in search of their prey – silently creeping, flying and lurking – and feast on their bounty or attract potential mates to play by the light of the silvery moon. Mother Nature has equipped them well over the course of evolution: with an acute sense of hearing, highly sensitive sight, organs of touch, radar-like systems, their own light sources and many other aids. Swiss Post is now devoting a set of special stamps to four native nocturnal animals: the tawny owl, the garden dormouse, the European glow-worm and the hedgehog.

The stamps can, of course, be used night and day.

Stamp images and description thanks to Swiss Post