The Great Stag Hunt 2007 is now under way. This is the third national survey of its kind and organisers PTES hope to generate more records than ever this year. The Stag Beetle is now thought to be very rare or even extinct in many countries throughout Europe and is protected by law in the UK.
One of the ways to help conserve this charismatic creature is to keep a check on where it is found, through recording, in order to try and maintain – and increase – its population.
If you spot a stag beetle or would like to know more about identifying them, visit the Great Stag Hunt website for more information.
Picture: Stag Beetle by David Plummer, www.davidplummerimages.co.uk