Calling all stag beetles

11 May: accommodation is ready for stag beetles. We might make the top a bit prettier for humans though...

11 May: accommodation is ready for stag beetles. We might make the top a bit prettier for humans though...

We have made a habitat for you to live in - we know you are rather rare but you would be very welcome. Nice tree trunks half-buried in a deep hole so the wood will rot.

12 May. A very big, deep hole - you can see all the layers under the bowling green - and why some of our plants struggle: sandy 'dust', overlying clinker, hardcore and chalky clay.

12 May. A very big, deep hole - you can see all the layers under the bowling green - and why some of our plants struggle: sandy 'dust', overlying clinker, hardcore and chalky clay.

Thanks to the hard work of Community Payback for doing this with our garden volunteers - and Guy for the tree trunks.