Endangered species found on Cedar Road

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You’ll often see stag beetles flying around on warm evenings in May and June. Gardeners often dig up the large, white larvae (grubs). Stag beetles are big – up to 8cm long. They have an amazing life cycle which lasts several years. As a result they’re vulnerable to predators and habitat destruction.  Their numbers are declining rapidly and they are already extinct in several European countries.

Click here for information on how you can help stag beetles.

If you are interested in insects, you may like to join the CNHSS entomology group.

Click here for more information about the environment in and near the ECCO area.

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