Stag beetle monitoring survey
This annual survey is a Europe-wide study that will allow us to see long-term trends in stag beetle populations and take action where and when it is needed. Anyone who lives in an area where stag beetles are regularly found can take part from 1st June 2022 and the survey will run until the end of July.
How to take part
The best way to take part is to go directly to the European Stag Beetle Monitoring page https://www.stagbeetlemonitoring.org/ to register your interest and take part, but you can also request the forms from PTES (email email@example.com) as a pdf and then submit the results to us via post or email. There is already an enthusiastic community of volunteers throughout Europe, but we desperately need more surveyors in England.
You will need do the count a minimum of 6 times throughout the 2-month period. It only takes half an hour and is only carried out in warm, dry weather – what could be better? You can either count stag beetles along a 500m walk, or from a fixed point in your garden.
In order for us to detect long-term trends, observations should be done over a few years, rather than just once.