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The county, Upton-upon-Severn in Worcestershire is another popular area for the rare British stag beetle. Worcestershire Wildlife Trust had in June of this year asked locals to report any Stag beetle findings (species name, place name, location with postcode, date and quantity).

Here is how you can encourage stags and other insects to your garden ~~~

LOG PILES *the following from the BBC.

Encourage beetles to flourish in your gardens by making log piles or burying timber.

Steve Bloomfield, conservation officer for Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, said: “It’s really important, especially in the Upton area, that people create log piles or bury timber in their gardens, to help stag beetles and other insects to survive in our county.

“This can be done in a quiet, shaded, corner of the garden and the best type of wood to use is from broadleaved trees, oak or beech are great – these support the richest insect communities.”

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust has had a report of holes appearing in a lawn in Ripple.- they were 4cm (1.5 inches) in diameter and 15cm (6 inches) deep, and are possibly caused by stag beetles emerging from underground.

The majority of adult beetles only live for a few weeks in the summer in order to mate.

>>> The Great Stag Hunt! <<<

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Top 10 boroughs for stag beetles

  • 1. Southwark
  • 2. Lewisham
  • 3. Richmond
  • 4. Merton
  • 5. Bromley
  • 6. Kingston
  • 7. Bexley
  • 8. Sutton
  • 9. Greenwich
  • 10. Croydon

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