stag beetle


Why Croydon should be inordinately fond of its stag beetles

Posted on June 10th, by Andy Ellis in Culture. 4 comments

Andy Ellis encourages Croydonians to overcome understandable feelings of alarm and to take care of our local stag beetle population

Around the middle of May I spotted a familiar shape bumbling its way across my lawn. Closer inspection revealed a female, probably in the first days or even hours of her life. This year’s stag beetles have emerged!

Stag beetles are Britain’s largest insect, … Read More »