Not all creatures are dull in the dark – for some, it’s the chance to go wild. 4 bright nocturnal animal stamps released by Swiss Post

May 24th, 2016

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. is glad to inform our readers that 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.

The "Nocturnal animals" special stamps feature a night's sky as dark as the Gotthard Base Tunnel. The stamps with face values of 0.85, 1, 1.50 and 2 francs depict four creatures of the night native to Switzerland mentioned above.

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.