Just for the record, Henry the tortoise hibernated on September 16th and is now safely installed in his winter home. This is a customised rabbit hutch which is now in a cool, dark place in our frost-free garage. He has always been slightly out of sync with the seasons, and even more so during the past couple of years. It will be easy to see when he wakes up and starts moving again and although this could happen in 10-12 weeks I do not expect to see anything until early January 2010. Then the whole annual cycle should start again.