Surrey365; Day 87. The Stags have emerged!
A last minute bit of excitement last night… just as it was getting dark, a male stag beetle did a few circuits of the garden and landed in one of the wood piles. This is the first one we’ve seen this year, and I hope he’s one of ours; for years we’ve had woodpiles in the garden, and last year, we discovered lots of stag larvae in the oak beams we have alongside the pond. More about that tomorrow, but in the meantime, here’s this gorgeous young male… 🙂