London (change)
Today 13°C / 8°C
Tomorrow 12°C / 9°C
9 messages
05/01/2014 at 15:38

I disturbed two large Stag beetle larvae in the rotting trunk of an old Buddleia today. I carefully put back the piece of wood I had removed but should I do anything else? Will they be alright?  Is there anyone I should inform as I know they are an endangered species now.

05/01/2014 at 16:27

We find them in our woodpile if logs are rotting in there. We try and put them back as they were but in a safer place. I don't think there's anything else you need to do though a local wildlife organisation might be interested to know about them

05/01/2014 at 22:34

This tells you about stag beetles and who to contact.

http://www.lbp.org.uk/downloads/Publications/Management/stag_advice.pdf

06/01/2014 at 00:05

That's brilliant news Jenny and you have done the right thing by putting them and the wood back.

Stag Beetles are a very closely monitored species due to decline so you need to report your sightings here...

http://www.stagbeetles.co.uk/reportasighting.htm

Hope that helps

Best

Higgy

http://higgysgardenproject.blogspot.co.uk/

06/01/2014 at 02:22

I have never seen a real live one. You lucky people.

06/01/2014 at 07:13

  I found one in this garden when we moved here - I was so excited - replaced it carefully with it's rotting wood. 

06/01/2014 at 10:04

I never realised they were rare in the UK, I use to see them all the time in France. Mine, that was a few years ago now.

06/01/2014 at 18:40

I live in France and I see them regularly in summer.

06/01/2014 at 19:54

Hi Lizzie, glad to see Stag Beetles are still seen in France. I used to go birdwatching quite often at a place called 'Le Brenne' in Southern France.

First time I came across one, took me by surprise, then I started to get use to them. Could never manage to pick one up though.

email image
9 messages