stag beetles

Lewisham is one of the places, I've been told, that has quite large numbers of stag beetles, but that shouldn't stop us helping out in the Great Stag Hunt:

stag beetleWe need your help to find out where the beetles are once again. Please keep an eye open for this spectacular creature throughout the coming summer and let us know about your sightings by taking part in our survey.

Please look particularly in woodlands and in the countryside, places from where in the past we have received only a few records. Is this because there really are fewer beetles in these habitats or because there are simply fewer people to report them? You are likely to see them in towns and dead on roads but, wherever you live, the most likely place for a sighting is your own garden!

Please encourage others to join in, too.

(via David Miliband

About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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2 Responses to stag beetles

  1. Skuds says:

    I am not surprised to hear that Lewisham is a stag beetle epicentre. When I lived there I saw a huge one scuttling down Hither Green Lane and another one on the platform at Hither Green station.

    Well… I assume it was another one. It could have been the same one following me.

    I was stunned when I saw it. I did not realise that insects grew to that size in Britain (several inches)

  2. deluge says:

    Croydon has a large population too. Menacing things (in looks). Must admit to not having seen any since I moved to leafy Tunbridge Wells…

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