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Save our stag beetles: make your garden a stag beetle sanctuary

Mid to late May marks the time of year when stag beetles (Lucanus cervus) are likely to be seen, as warmer evenings draw them above ground to find a mate and reproduce. However, despite being Britain’s largest land beetle, they are also one of Britain’s rarer beetles. Now, People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is offering advice as to how gardeners can help make their green spaces a haven for stag beetles, to help reverse the decline of this iconic insect.

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National Bat Monitoring Programme Annual Report 2016 published

The National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP) is an annual series of bat surveys undertaken by thousands of dedicated volunteers, which allow us to monitor changes in British bat populations. The data we collect are used by the Government and conservation organisations to monitor the health of our environment, inform policy and improve the conservation of bats. This report provides population trends for 11 of Great Britain's 17 resident bat species derived from data collected up to and including summer 2016.

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