Thursday, 25 June 2015

Stag Beetles!

 It's the time of year when beetles are abroad!

These beautiful and harmless creatures are Britain's largest insect but sadly they are in decline.  We keep chopped up logs in the garden which are a haven for wildlife and attract creatures like beetles to feed on.  They also attract interesting animals like woodpeckers who come to feed on them.

http://ptes.org/campaigns/stag-beetles/stag-beetle-facts/

There is a campaign at the above link to report stag beetles if you find them.  I just sent them a report for a few in our garden.  Including the very shy female below.


This male was from last year but he posed so handsomely for the photo I felt I should include him here!