Thursday, 29 May 2014

2014 - May 29th, 2 males (video included)

Checked the lawn before mowing, found a large male.

Tried to pick it up but one leg stick firmly in a blade of grass so plucked same and carried beetle and grass to place of safety.

 Male Beetle - close up

Moving beetle to safety (tricky to pick up!) 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

2014 - May 28th.

Just rescued male beetle from a neighbouring cat.

Beetle appears to be unwounded.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

2014 - more sightings

Two males seen at lunchtime beside stump. One is possibly the one spotted a couple of days ago. No photo available.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

2014 - first male beetle

We have an old cherry tree stump which is no doubt where they are breeding. Spotted first male of the year by the stump. Put out some soft apple for them to nibble on. They like soft fruit or a little container of sugared water. For the latter, nothing too big - we don't want them falling in. An old saucer or a jamjar lid would suffice.

2014 - first sighting

I was taking Tea on the patio when I noticed a movement on the lawn. Closer examination showed a female beetle bumbling her way through the grass (and they do bumble a lot!)